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Other UK wide funders

A list of other UK wide funders including beneficiary specific.

Alpkit is providing £500 grants, prioritising funds for projects that demonstrate an immediate impact on those affected:

  • helping elderly or vulnerable people
  • minimising the impact of self-isolation
  • supporting foodbanks
  • helping the homeless or those in temporary accommodation.
Get more information about the Alpkit fund.

Adapting programmes, being flexible, open to funding all types of activity, even those that would ordinarily be ineligible, decisions very swiftly.

Get more information from the Art Fund.

Have donated £5m to its partners FareShare and the Trussell Trust. This will provide over 4 million meals to families in poverty, as well as more than 3000 charities access to free food over the next 3 months.

Go to the Asda website.

Funding to support radio audiences during the coronavirus crisis; £200,000 for ideas that will improve the quality of listeners’ lives during restrictions in place.

Find out more about the Audio Content Fund.

Providing additional funding for grants designed to help nursing and midwifery professionals support their living costs like rent and utility bills.

Find out more from the Cavell Nurses Trust. 

Grants to other charities that support people of all ages living on low incomes who have a physical and/or mental disability or long-term illness. Find out more from Edward Gostling Foundation.

Good Things Foundation is working in partnership with TalkTalk to award a small amount of funding to a number of Online Centres across the UK to help them support the most vulnerable people in their local communities to help them build their digital capability with a core focus on staying safe online. This is an opportunity to propose and deliver an innovative idea around digital inclusion that you’ve not been able to try before.

Funding for emergency food parcels, hardship payments and other support to schools and community hubs.

Find out more on the Greggs website. 

Prioritising Covid-19 related grant applications, will now consider constituted groups not yet registered as a charity. Find out more from the Halifax Foundation.

Provides small pockets of financial assistance to those in theatre experiencing unexpected financial hardship due to theatre closures as a direct result of government advice aimed at containing the spread of Coronavirus. Find out more details from the Make a Difference Trust.

Supporting people whose financial situation is badly affected. Applications for the Hardship Relief Fund will take up to 3 weeks due to high demand due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Find out more on the National Zakat Foundation website

50% increase in expenditure this year, up to approximately £30m. Allocated to work with existing partners. All of the Foundation’s new funding for this year will be allocated to core costs. New partnership with the Governments Community Match Challenge will help to provide 11 million pounds of funding to support frontline charities most affected by covid.

Each of the 31 businesses and head office donating £2000 each, every month. From 1st April for the foreseeable future, organisations that support the over-70s. 60 donations of up to 1000 pounds will be made every month.

£26m for provision of homes for vulnerable people; target for further investment ££100 million. Maybe not one for now, but perhaps for your recovery planning.

A collection of funds and sources of advice or support for those in the theatre industry. Funds are available from institution specific funders and from those that support the wider industry. Applications for the Theater Artist Fund are closed now. Other funds linked are still active.

Find out more about support for theatre professionals.

Coronavirus funding announced, works with young people. Remaining funds will be spent before March 2023, before closing.

Get more details on the Sylvia Adams Charitable Trust.


For sight loss sector organisations providing critical services for the physical and emotional well-being of blind and partially sighted people. Get more details on their website.


Find out more on GOV.UK - Urban Tree Challenge.

The Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland Social Entrepreneurs Programme is run in partnership with the School for Social Entrepreneurs, and jointly funded by The National Lottery Community Fund. Applications are open until Thursday 30 April 2020 - find out more from Lloyds Bank & Bank of Scotland

Start Up: Your project is in the planning stages but ready to start, or less than two years old. It makes £0 – £15,000 a year.
Trade Up: Your project was established at least a year ago, and probably has at least one paid member of staff. It makes at least £15,000 a year.
Scale Up: Your project was probably established two or more years ago, and probably has two or more paid members of staff. It makes at least £75,000 a year.

Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) for SME’s

The temporary Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme supports SMEs with access to loans, overdrafts, invoice finance and asset finance of up to £5 million and for up to 6 years. The scheme will be delivered through commercial lenders, backed by the government-owned British Business Bank. There are 40 accredited lenders able to offer the scheme, including all the major banks. Find out more about CBILS.

Find out more on the Open Road Alliance website.


Beneficiary specific funders 

Trustees will consider proposals in the field of autistic spectrum disorder. Wherever possible, projects are preferred which include people with ASD in decision-making. Find out more on the Funding Scotland website.