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Thank you to the Lloyds Bank Foundation for sharing the below:

As ever, please feel free to re-circulate as you feel appropriate.

Kindest regards

Edwin :-)

Funding, Guidance and Governance



GOV.UK: Full list of government financial support for charities in response to COVID-19, including general schemes from businesses they can also access.

The National Lottery Community Fund: The Government’s new Coronavirus Community Support Fund, distributed by the TNL Community Fund, is now open. The new funding makes available £200million in Government funding for small to medium charities.

NCVO: Comprehensive list of funding opportunities available throughout the UK.

Clinks: Her Majesty’s Prison & Probation Service and Ministry of Justice have released funding of £300,000 for charities with a track record of working with people in the criminal justice system. The programme will remain open until all funding has been allocated. Charities can apply via Clinks.

Comic Relief and Paul Hamlyn Foundation: The Tech for Good programme has unveiled ‘Explore’, an early-stage digital funding opportunity which hopes to help 40-50 organisations with funding to explore digital responses and grow capacity for digital service delivery. Excellent guidance is available via Catalyst to help your application. Apply by Monday 22 June.


NCVO: Making the government’s COVID-19 support scheme work better for charities.

NPC: Resources to help charities navigate their response to COVID-19.

HM Revenue and Customs: Small to medium-sized business with fewer than 250 employees can receive help to cover the costs of statutory sick pay.

Charity Retail Association: Downloadable resource with guidance and tips to consider when charity retail shops can reopen, with suggestions of what to think about in the meantime.

Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs: Guidance on how to get food and other essential supplies during the coronavirus pandemic. You can also find out different ways you can pay on behalf of others.


Zurich for Charities/NCVO: Webinar looking at risk assessment and taking appropriate health and safety measures during COVID19.

TrustLaw: Pro bono legal advice and other resources, including implications of COVID-19.

Bates Wells: Free 30-minute legal advice consultation with a charity specialist.

Wider Impact Consultancy, Edwin Lewis