Coronavirus Response & Recovery Grants
The programme supports organisations respond to the impact of the coronavirus crisis on people and/or to provide existing or new services during and after the crisis.
Applications may be for:
- adapting or setting up services set up to meet peoples needs because of the coronavirus situation (A)
- keeping an organisation going during and after the crisis (B)
- new projects or developments of your existing service (C)
Applications for B or C:
- do not need to address coronavirus-related need
- do need to benefit disadvantaged people and operate in areas of financial deprivation.
When awarding grants for B or C we prioritise:
- small voluntary organisations who serve people who are disadvantaged (socially, physically, geographically or financially)
- those operating in communities and with people who cannot afford to cover the costs themselves
- those that have modified their services and financial plans in the light of the coronavirus situation
Please note: applications for a grant to replace income lost as a result of coronavirus with no evidence that the organisation has modified its plans are unlikely to be successful.
Which types of project are eligible for funding?
You can apply for a grant if you are a:
- constituted voluntary or community organisations
- registered charity
- not-for-profit company including community interest companies where there are 3 or more directors and the majority receive no payment from the company
- parish or town council (for activities to meet people’s needs as a result of the coronavirus only)
- church or other religious organisations (for providing non-religious activity only)
- branch of national organisations if you have a:
- local management committee based in Wiltshire or Swindon
- local constitution
- bank account controlled by the local branch
- Voluntary organisations with no constitution or bank account are eligible if linked with a constituted organisation or local statutory body. The grant will be paid to that organisation.
Who we don't fund:
- Statutory bodies such as city and county councils or health institutions
What organisations are eligible for funding?
You can apply for a grant for:
- any reasonable costs related to meeting needs which people have because of the coronavirus situation
- costs to help keep your organisation going during and after the crisis, provided you are serving people who are disadvantaged (socially, physically, geographically or financially) in a financially deprived community
- new projects or developments of your existing service, provided you are serving people who are disadvantaged (socially, physically, geographically or financially) in a financially deprived community
- note that grants towards capital projects (buildings and equipment) are up to £5,000 only and you must already have most of the rest if the total cost is more than £5,000
What we do not fund:
- money to individuals or families
- one-off or sponsored events
- projects which duplicate an existing service
- the advancement of religion
- medical research and equipment
- animal welfare
- party political activities
We are open for applications.Apply here