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. The first of our briefings for grantholders is on furloughing/Coronavirus job retention scheme.

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.

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

  • Charity Bank Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund – Working capital loans for charities and social enterprises experiencing disruption to their normal business model as a result of COVID-19. Deadline extended. Eligible social organisations can apply for RRLF loans until 11.59pm on Wednesday 31 March 2021.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • The Yapp Charitable Trust has invited small UK charities affected by the impact of COVID-19 to apply for grants of up to £3,000. Registered charities in England and Wales, with a total annual expenditure of less than £40,000, can apply for funding for core costs and staffing.
  • 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: