COVID-19 Funding for Barking and Dagenham VCSE's

Funding opportunities that are available to local voluntary and community organisations, as well as social enterprises affected by, or looking to address issues arising from Covid-19.

London Funders has worked with a number of funders to create the London Community Response, a £5M+ fund for charities and social enterprises aimed at covering urgent needs in the first instance (with a focus on food and essentials). Grants up to £5,000 are already available, with a second wave of larger grants available early April.

• The John Lewis Partnership has announced a £1m Community Support Fund to help communities across the UK to help those in need.

Martin Lewis has announced a Small Charity Coronavirus Poverty Relief fund of £1M to support charities, provinding grants from £5,000 to £20,000 (APPLICATIONS CLOSED)

• The National Emergencies Trust is a fundraising appeal run by the British Red Cross, on behalf of the NET. The British Red Cross will transfer funds to the NET, who will work with community foundations to ensure the money reaches local charities which will be able to help people most.

Indigo Trust is giving £1m to the Trussell Trust to support food banks (plus another £1m to the National Emergencies Trust Appeal). The trust is expected to make "significant, further, grants to meet the needs that arise".

Arts Council England has unlocked £160 million of emergency funding for organisations and individuals. This includes funding for national portfolio organisations (£90m); organisations outside of the national portfolio (£50m); and funding for individuals (£20m).

The Childhood Trust is launching the Champions for Children match-funding campaign to raise unrestricted funds for charities working with children whose lives have been impacted by the pandemic. Applications are now open and an information webinar is scheduled on 6 April

• UK crowdfunding platform Crowdfunder has removed fees for charity and community group users during the crisis.

M&S, Lidl, Aldi, Danone and Coca-Cola European Partners have partnered with Neighbourly to create the Neighbourly Community Fund to channel microgrants directly to community organisations helping those most at risk. For existing members of Neighbourly in UK and Ireland only.

TechForce 19 (NHSx) is calling on all innovators who can support the elderly, vulnerable and self-isolating during COVID-19 to apply for government funding of up to £25,000 to test their solution. Areas of focus include (1) Remote social care; (2) Optimising staffing in care and volunteering sectors; (3) Mental health.

The Fore is offering fast-track emergency grants of up to £5,000 to organisations in its portfolio – with the option to apply for more than one grant.

• Not specific to coronavirus, but Yapp Trust offers grants towards the running costs of small charities (maximum £3,000 per year, for up to three years).

Individuals working in the hospitality industry experiencing financial difficulties can apply for a one-off grant payment of £250 per household from Hospitality Action.