26 October 2020
£20m Charity Resilience Fund
New targeted emergency funding for charitable organisations delivering services to vulnerable and disadvantaged groups in England who have been disproportionately affected by the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.
The Charites Aid Foundation (CAF) has launched a £20 million fund aimed at both registered and unregistered charitable organisations, including community interest companies and social enterprises, with an income of between £50,000 and £10 million and who were established on or before 31 August 2019.
The fund aims to help a number of different causes and communities, including people living in poverty, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, people with physical or learning disabilities, refugees and migrants, homeless people, unemployed people, and those pushed into crisis because of COVID-19.
Flexible grants of between £10,000 and £100,000 can be used to support the activities where they are essential for delivering relevant services, including staff salaries, project running costs, running costs/overheads, goods and equipment which would not be capitalised and organisational development. The grant can support costs between 1 October 2020 and 31 March 2021.
It is expected that there will be a high level of demand and thus priority will be given to:
- Charities and other organisations whose established charitable activities have been severely reduced or are at risk of being severely reduced to the detriment of vulnerable or disadvantaged groups.
- Organisations that are having to deliver core services in fundamentally different or unusual ways in order to respond to the crisis and still reach their beneficiaries within vulnerable or disadvantaged groups.
- Organisations that are deeply embedded with communities and have established networks to deliver their charitable activities.
Applications will be accepted from 20 October to 10 November 2020 (12 noon).