Tuesday, 5 May 2020

Funding Update 5 May 2020

NEW! Capital Fund from VAMT

Supported by the Welsh Government Integrated Care Fund VAMT are pleased to promote a Covid-19 Capital Small Grant opportunity to you.  This grant is to facilitate small capital solutions (including digital equipment/technology)  which will support vulnerable individuals and communities affected by the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.  

Contact Sharon.richards@vamt.net for more information.  Closing date:  12 Noon Monday 18th May 2020.  Application form here

Small Grants

Tesco Bags of Help COVID-19 Communities Fund - The fund will provide a single payment award of £500 to organisations who are supporting vulnerable groups. Tesco Bags of Help is responding to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis by setting up a new short-term fund to support local communities. Due to the need to respond quickly to the emergency they have created a streamlined application process and payment process to make it easier to get funds distributed quickly. For more information click here  

While some areas are now ineligible to apply as of this morning, Merthyr Tydfil was still open for applications.

Greggs Foundation - The Coronavirus outbreak is having a devastating impact. Charities, community groups and schools who support some of the most vulnerable people in our communities urgently need our help. Click here for more information.

Community Foundation in Wales: Wales Coronavirus Resilience Fund  This fund has been established to assist groups and organisations that are adapting their services and support to individuals and families, whether singly or collectively, affected by the Coronavirus pandemic.  Click here for more information

Larger Grants

Voluntary Service Emergency Grant - The purpose of the Voluntary Services Emergency Fund (VSEF) is to enable those providing vital support to groups affected by Covid-19, such as: people in isolation, the elderly, carers, people struggling to access food etc. so that they can be supported during this time. Click here for more information and application form. 


Third Sector Resilience Fund for Wales - This fund is designed to support those voluntary sector organisations that need financial support to survive the current crisis primarily because of an unprecedented fall in their fundraising and donation income. Click here for more information

Barclays have set up a fund to support charities during the crisis. It is awarded on the back of an application and focuses on what support has been provided to vulnerable people and the community . The link is here

WCVA have a new streamlined application process for their new Active Inclusion Covid-19 programme.  Applicants will need to be on the Approved Beneficiary List. More information here

Charities Aid Foundation -  Charities Aid Foundation launches Coronavirus Emergency Fund (UK) - The Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) has launched a new Coronavirus Emergency Fund. Through this fund smaller charities, not for profit organisations, social enterprises and unregistered community groups can apply for grants of up to £10,000 to help them to continue to deliver much needed support to within their communities. For more information click here

National Lottery Heritage Fund – Heritage Emergency Fund - We are providing a package of support for the heritage sector as a response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. This includes increased advice and support, longer-term skills and capacity building initiatives, and a £50 million Heritage Emergency Fund to provide emergency funding for those most in need. The Heritage Emergency Fund is accepting applications for funding from £3,000 to £50,000. The application form will be available from Wednesday 15 April and you will be able to apply until 30 June 2020. For more information click here

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