COVID-19 Resources

On this page we will be providing both information produced in house as well as links to information and analysis produced by partners. This page is updated regularly. If you come across anything which you think could be usefully added to this page do get in touch.

Helpful resources for the voluntary sector:

Criminal Justice:

Economic Justice:

  • Standard Life Foundation launched a coronavirus national financial impact tracker on 8 April which will monitor the economic effects of the pandemic, as well as the support offered from the government, on people’s finances. 
  • CPAG has launched a weekly briefing which will highlight some of the gaps in income support that exist for children and families affected by COVID-19.
  • Good Finance have put together a  COVID-19 Resource Hub to support Charities and Social Enterprises.
  • This Tortoise Media analysis uses data to examine how the pandemic is affecting spending differently in cities/regions.
  • Barclays COVID-19 Community Aid Package
    The newly launched Barclays Foundation will initially provide a COVID-19 Community Aid Package of £100 million to charities working to support vulnerable people impacted by COVID-19, and to alleviate the associated social and economic hardship caused by the crisis.

Migration:

  • How to talk about human rights during COVID-19
  • Commissioned by Migration Exchange, ‘Taking Stock and Facing the Future’ is “the most comprehensive assessment of the sector ever conducted”. Initially planned for publication in July 2020, it has been released to inform the responses to the changes and challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.  It is a detailed profile of the sector and the current funding landscape, including an analysis of the sector’s income, resource allocation, capacity, financial resilience, geographical spread and focus of work.
  • This  Coronavirus Asylum Handbook  from Refugee Action contains frontline organisations’ approaches to adapting their services in response to Coronavirus.

Funding and support

  • Lloyds Bank Foundation: Small and local charities helping people overcome complex social issues can now apply for 2yr unrestricted grants of £50k from More info at bit.ly/3bf3JFT
  • TNL Community Fund are still providing support during COVID-19 and are open for applications which meet their criteria. Find out more information here: https://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/funding/covid-19 
  • Arts Council England is administering two funds as part of the government’s Culture Recovery Fund, to help cultural organisations. The first to help cultural organisations transition back to a viable and sustainable operating model, the second support costs that are part of a plan to achieve financial sustainability and/or increase organisational resilience. More here on how to apply.
  • The National Emergencies Trust (NET) has launched an appeal to raise funds for local charities and grassroots organisations that have been impacted by Coronavirus. The trust is planning to distribute grants through a network of local community foundations. Organisations in need of funding will need to apply directly to a community foundation, not to the NET. To find your local community foundation please visit the Community Foundations website.
  • The Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust  is offering grants of up to £1,500 for eligible small charities. The Trust is accepting applications. For eligibility criteria please visit The Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust website.
  • The Aviva Community Fund has extended eligibility to support organisations affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. The fund is open and accepting applications, for eligibility criteria please visit the Aviva Community Fund website.
  • Trusthouse Charitable Foundation have also just launched small (up to £10k) and major (up to £100k) grants.  For both programmes the organisation’s postcode or project area must be in the most deprived 15% of the Index of Multiple Deprivation for urban areas or within the most deprived 50% for rural areas.  Find out more.
  • £18 million Charity Survival Fund from the Julia and Hans Rausing Trust to help small and medium sized charities with the funding crisis as a result of #Covid19. We are welcoming applications from charities across the UK who fulfil the criteria. More information is on juliahansrausingtrust.org
  • We Belong has received emergency funding to aid young migrants who face financial difficulties in light of the coronavirus pandemic. This funding is solely for non-EEA young migrants, aged 16-25 currently living in the UK. Applicants do not have to be part of the We Belong network, but must demonstrate a need for funding. Funding now closed more info on when new round will open.

Communications help and guidance: