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Now is a good time to review your online fundraising set up. We have some suggestions of things you could do to overhaul your online fundraising, but would love to hear your ideas too. Please do let us know if you have tried fundraising virtually and have something you would like to share with others.
If you are new to fundraising, do get in touch with SKC at email@example.com and we may be able to provide you with some fundraising mentoring.
Charity Excellence Framework have an excellent list of funders responding to the coronavirus crisis, we have listed the funders that are most relevant to Kent based organisations below:
Prioritising funds for projects that demonstrate an immediate impact on those affected. £500 grants.
Are offering grants of up to £5k for organisations offering hospitality related training and development and working to feed those in need.
Emergency funding package and support for funded organisations and individuals announced.
Barclays will be making 100 donations of £100,000 each to UK charities working to support vulnerable people impacted by COVID-19, and the associated social and economic hardship caused by the crisis.
Have launched a list of 500 funders. Register on their website to access the list for free. The list includes worldwide and regional funders, which will not be relevant to Kent-based groups, but you can filter your search.
Small capital grants of up to £5,000 for essential capital items to adapt or increase services. Not open to charities whose beneficiaries are based in London.
Charities and community organisations facing a funding crisis due to the coronavirus crisis are encouraged to apply for emergency funding through their ‘Investing in Communities’ grants programme.
Are providing emergency COVID-19 core funding grants of up to £10k to small charities that support people of all ages living on low incomes who have a physical and/or mental disability or long-term illness.
Provide funding to charities working to support or improve the lives of recipients through art, healthcare, literature, music and theatre. They are accepting applications from charities who are struggling to survive during the coronavirus crisis as well as for future projects.
Have an extensive list of coronavirus emergency funding
£50 million to support the heritage sector. Grants of up to £50,000. Deadline 30 June 2020. You must be a previous / current recipient of a Heritage Fund grant. Our local representative is Judith.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are offering grants of up to £15k to organisations that are supporting older people through the COVID-19 crisis.
Kent Sport, in partnership with Kent Trust for Youth Sport and Kent & Medway Sports Board, are providing funding to inspire groups with innovative ideas and to support groups to re-engage with their previous audience and/or encourage those new to activity to continue to be active.
UK registered charities supporting the homeless or those at risk of becoming homeless, provision of food and essential supplies, victims of domestic violence, nursing care to vulnerable patients.
Grants of up to £50,000 for VCS mental health providers to respond to an anticipated increase in demand during the pandemic.
Have launched a £12m fund for community businesses with the Plunkett Foundation, Locality and Cooperatives UK.
Including those not currently supported by them, who have a role in supporting the nation to be active but who are experiencing short-term financial hardship or the ceasing of operations: £300 to £10,000.
£30 million support for local communities. Bags of Help COVID-19 Community Fund grants of £500, including women’s refuges, food banks, hospices, homeless charities, social isolation groups, schools and charities supporting the elderly. This fund is closed for some Kent areas, but open in others.
Community groups and not-for-profit organisations are invited to apply for sums of £2,000 – £20,000 for initiatives that combat fuel poverty and support people in vulnerable circumstances and those most affected by COVID-19.
Have an extensive coronavirus support document about all their services, and a community grants and funding page on their website that has a range of resources available. They have recently published a coronavirus response issue of their regular funding publication “Inside Track”; which is also available to download from the community page.
Have an excellent resource hub that brings together information to help the social sector navigate the current challenges – from funding gaps to remote working
There is a specific COVID-19 page on the institute’s website; which will be regularly updated with information relating specifically to fundraising during this difficult time.
Have lots of links to Coronavirus support
Have announced a £750m package of support to frontline charities during the coronavirus outbreak.
Have guidance on managing financial difficulties during the crisis