We've had a slight gap in funding bulletins as staff time has been taken up with the COVID-19 response, as we move towards recovery getting funding information out is more important than ever.

If you need any advice with funding, such as, help with identifying possible funding sources or advice on a funding application get in touch with Marc Johnson email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or phone 07434 619822.


Coronavirus Community Support Fund

The National Lottery Community Fund (TNLCF) have launched a £200m fund aimed primarily at small to medium organisations in England. The fund is part of the Government’s £750m financial support package for charities and social enterprises announced by Government on April 8. Government funding will be distributed alongside National Lottery funding, to support organisations to continue to deliver services to people and communities affected by COVID-19.

The application you need to fill in is the same whether your funding comes from the Government or from TNLCF. So you don't need to indicate which pot of funding you want to go for.

If you can't accept funding from The National Lottery, please say so in your application.

Funding is to support people and communities affected by COVID-19. Funding can also help organisations overcome any acute financial difficulties they’re facing because of the pandemic

Funding will prioritise:

  • Organisations supporting people and communities who experience disproportionate challenge and difficulty as a result of the COVID-19 crisis
    This category includes, for instance, organisations supporting older people, disabled people (including people with long-term health conditions) and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, all of whom are facing specific challenges during the current crisis. It also includes organisations who provide advice and support to those pushed in crisis as a result of the pandemic. This category also includes those organisations supporting people and their families with end of life care.
  • Organisations providing services and support for vulnerable people, for which there will be increased demand as a result of the COVID-19 crisis
    This category includes, for instance, organisations supporting people and families who face financial hardship as a result of the pandemic. It also includes organisations working to prevent domestic abuse and violence against protected groups, those working with homeless people and those supporting vulnerable children and young people. Finally, we also know that there is increased demand for mental health support and support to mitigate the increased challenges of loneliness and isolation.
  • Organisations which connect communities and support communities to work together to respond to COVID-19
    This category includes organisations supporting local community activity, including volunteering, and community organising. It also includes organisations supporting community and sector infrastructure, including public information. We know there is increased demand for support with the development of digital, data and technology capabilities. Finally, we want to support building capacity and infrastructure of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and other marginalised communities to ensure they are in a better position after the initial emergency response.

The amount of funding available follows TNLCF's usual programmes with some slight changes. Funding is up to 6-months in duration with a maximum of £100,000. Larger awards and for longer timescales will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

  • Small Grants (Awards for All) Grants from £300 to £10,000
  • Large Grants (Reaching Communities) Grants usually up to £100,000
  • Partnership Grants (For organisations working in Partnership) Grants usually up to £100,000

There are no deadlines for bids submitted to any of these programmes and TNLCF are aiming to respond as quickly as possible to applicants. Please note demand is likely to be very high for these programmes.


Government COVID-19 Funds for the VCSE

The government has pledged £750 million to ensure VCSE can continue their vital work supporting the country during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The funding is being distributed via different bodies and this information has been pulled together on one webpage which can be viewed here.


COVID-19 Funding

We've created a new page at www.northumberlandcva.org.uk/covid-19/funding to keep you updated on funding sources related to the COVID-19 Response and Recovery.

Some new opportunities include:

PCC Fund for Domestic and Sexual Abuse Support
LOCAL voluntary sector services who support domestic abuse and sexual violence victims are being urged to apply for a second round of emergency funding to help them continue supporting victims through the Coronavirus pandemic. Deadline 4pm on June 2nd 2020.

ADCH Emergency Fund
The Association of Dogs & Cats Homes (ADCH) has come together with other partners in the sector to create the ADCH Coronavirus Emergency Fund.  Funds of up to £10,000 will be released to help Animal Rescues in desperate need for financial support. Deadline 5th June.

Salesforce Small Business Grants
Salesforce is partnering with Enterprise Nation to offer eligible small businesses the opportunity to receive a £5,000 grant to help them through the COVID-19 outbreak. Applicants must be registered at Companies House and have not received any Government grants. Application window for North of England is 27th July to 2nd August.

Youth Endowment Fund - COVID-19 Fund
The Youth Endowment Fund opens new £6.5m COVID-19 grant round to support vulnerable young people, aged 10 to 14, at risk of youth violence. Minimum grant £25,000; average grant is expected to be £50,000. Deadline midday on 3rd June.


Funding Deadline Dates

Remember to keep an eye on our regular funding deadline dates page.

The Joicey Trust - 31st May
Grants are made across a wide spectrum for either revenue (including 'core funding') or capital expenditure. Applications for research (and research costs within core funding applications) will not normally be supported. The Trustees also generally exclude applications from charities that are not registered within the beneficiary area and where gross incoming resources exceed £1 million as any award would be a very small addition to these resources

Middlemoor Wind Farm - 2nd June
Constituted voluntary, community groups and charities based within the Parish of Eglingham. Consideration will also be given to organisations which operate outside the Parish, if they can demonstrate that the project benefits people living within the Parish of Eglingham. Grants range from £250 to £81,000.

Sir James Knott Trust - 12th June
The aim of Sir James Knott Trust is to help improve the conditions of people living and working in the North East of England.

Hadrian Trust - 14th June
The main donations are in the fields of social welfare, youth, disability, the elderly, women, ethnic minorities, education, arts and the environment.

NFU Mutual Fund - 30th June
Donations are limited to a maximum of £1,000 for a specific piece of equipment. Priority is given to projects supported by NFU Mutual staff members or a local branch office. NFU offices are based in Alnwick, Morpeth and Haxham.