Civil Society organisations from across the capital can apply today for up to £50,000 for grants lasting for up to six months, though it can be for a shorter period (e.g. activities over the summer).
Three types of grants are available; crisis, enable and adapt.
- Crisis grants are for organisations that need to urgently provide food, essentials and support to communities through crisis.
- Enable grants supports work that helps to prevent difficulties arising from the crisis escalating, and that enables people to emerge from crisis.
- Adapt grants help organisations to restart, adapt or collaborate for the future.
Through all the funding programmes available we will give particular priority to supporting:
- Equity and inclusion organisations led by and for marginalised communities and those most affected by the covid-19 crisis (particularly Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME); Deaf and Disabled; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT+); and/or womens-led groups);
- Strong connections groups who reach and connect with people at high risk of negative impacts from Covid-19 (in terms of health outcomes, as well as social and economic issues); and/or
- Smaller organisations typically those with a turnover of up to £1m a year (though we welcome applications from grassroots and much smaller groups too).
What can the funding be used for?
- People staffing and volunteer costs associated with delivering the work you are applying for;
- Support supervision and support for your team, including wellbeing and specialist support;
- Equipment any equipment you need to deliver this work that is not already in your budget;
- Resources any new software or training needed for your team to do their work;
- Services meeting the needs of the people you work for, including food and essentials, translation or interpreting services, or deep cleaning of accommodation (a small number of funders can also cover the costs of vouchers given to people to buy these items directly);
- Overheads direct additional costs (e.g. for home working), together with a proportionate contribution to your organisational costs (including your governance costs);
- Partnership staff time, professional fees, or support needed to enable collaboration; and
- Development contributions to capacity building, infrastructure and organisational development.
Please note: if an existing funder has given you flexibility to use your grants to support your costs, you should use this flexibility first, and only request new funding for anything not covered.
Whats the deadline?
Applications will be considered in the order they are received. We expect to stop taking applications under this wave of funding by the end of July we will, however, monitor levels of applications and publish any final deadline on this website with at least one weeks notice before closing.