24 March 2020
Small Grants to Support Children’s Charities Affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic
Registered charities working with early years disadvantaged children in England and Wales can apply for small sums of unrestricted funding to assist them during this difficult period.
In response to the current pandemic, this funder has changed the application guidelines and processes for its spring application round with the aim of supporting small and medium-sized charities, which may need extra assistance at this time.
For the current round, unrestricted grants of up to £5,000 will be available as one-off payments to assist registered charities in England and Wales:
- Whose last audited accounts show an income of less than £750,000.
- That can demonstrate the likelihood of increased demand for their services and/or can demonstrate a loss of anticipated income attributable to the pandemic.
The funder, which aims to improve the life chances of disadvantaged children aged 0-3 in England and Wales, supports early intervention and preventative work that will:
- Improve the reach to targeted groups of 0–3 year olds.
- Bring about improved defined outcomes for these targeted groups.
The deadline for applications is 28 April 2020, with grants to be awarded as soon as possible after the closing date.