The Foundation has set up an emergency fund to help small to medium sized organisations who are struggling to manage the financial impact of COVID-19 either because of increased demand for their services or loss of income. The fund is targeted at organisations in a critical position.
Grants are for a maximum of £1,000.
What can the funds be used for:
- Staff costs and other overheads (except where staff are not required and/or staff could have been furloughed) where income has been affected by COVID-19 or the lockdown;
- Increased demand for services linked directly to COVID-19 or the lockdown;
- Changes to working practices, such as the purchase of laptops or remote access technology, protective equipment to work safely with beneficiaries;
- Deep cleaning of premises because of a confirmed case of COVID-19.