Additional COVID-19 funding for community and voluntary organisations

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Below we have listed various current funding COVID-19 funding opportunities. We will be updating this on a daily basis.

Domestic abuse and homelessness

The Government is allowing charities to bid for a share of £10 million funding to support victims of domestic abuse to offer safe accommodation and critical help for victims and their children. An additional £6 million will be made available for front line homeless charities to help people without a home and provide support. Apply here.


Apply for the Domestic Abuse Safe Accommodation fund

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has secured £10 million for domestic abuse safe accommodation charities. The support can be used to ensure existing services remain open as well as to create additional capacity and support during these unprecedented times.

Domestic abuse safe accommodation providers within England are encouraged to apply. Bids should be submitted by 21 May 2020. For further information and to complete an application form please visit The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government's website.


£16 million for food charities

At the daily press briefing on 8 May, the Environment Secretary announced up to £16 million to provide food for those who are struggling as a result of coronavirus. The programme will provide millions of meals over the next 12 weeks and be delivered through charities including FareShare and WRAP. At least 5,000 frontline charities and community groups in England will benefit, including refuges, homeless shelters and rehabilitation services. It will cover rural areas as well as cities, targeting those who are struggling to get food.

For further information and to complete an application form please visit the Government's £16 million for food charities web page.


Apply for the Food Charities Grant Fund

Front-line food aid charities can apply for a grant of up to £100,000 to help them continue to provide food to the vulnerable.

To be eligible to apply charities must:

  • be unable to meet an increased demand for food from vulnerable individuals or supporting charities
  • have the capacity to distribute all of the food purchased under this grant by 9 August 2020

Charities can apply for the grant to provide for people:

  • unable to afford food
  • who have moved into temporary accommodation as a result of COVID-19, for example those who have left home due to domestic abuse, newly released prisoners, the newly homeless

The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs will assess applications to the fund in the order they are submitted.

For further information and to complete an application form please visit the COVID-19 Food Charities Grant Fund web page.


Click here to return to the "Support for community and voluntary organisations" page.

Below we have listed various current funding COVID-19 funding opportunities. We will be updating this on a daily basis.

Domestic abuse and homelessness

The Government is allowing charities to bid for a share of £10 million funding to support victims of domestic abuse to offer safe accommodation and critical help for victims and their children. An additional £6 million will be made available for front line homeless charities to help people without a home and provide support. Apply here.


Apply for the Domestic Abuse Safe Accommodation fund

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has secured £10 million for domestic abuse safe accommodation charities. The support can be used to ensure existing services remain open as well as to create additional capacity and support during these unprecedented times.

Domestic abuse safe accommodation providers within England are encouraged to apply. Bids should be submitted by 21 May 2020. For further information and to complete an application form please visit The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government's website.


£16 million for food charities

At the daily press briefing on 8 May, the Environment Secretary announced up to £16 million to provide food for those who are struggling as a result of coronavirus. The programme will provide millions of meals over the next 12 weeks and be delivered through charities including FareShare and WRAP. At least 5,000 frontline charities and community groups in England will benefit, including refuges, homeless shelters and rehabilitation services. It will cover rural areas as well as cities, targeting those who are struggling to get food.

For further information and to complete an application form please visit the Government's £16 million for food charities web page.


Apply for the Food Charities Grant Fund

Front-line food aid charities can apply for a grant of up to £100,000 to help them continue to provide food to the vulnerable.

To be eligible to apply charities must:

  • be unable to meet an increased demand for food from vulnerable individuals or supporting charities
  • have the capacity to distribute all of the food purchased under this grant by 9 August 2020

Charities can apply for the grant to provide for people:

  • unable to afford food
  • who have moved into temporary accommodation as a result of COVID-19, for example those who have left home due to domestic abuse, newly released prisoners, the newly homeless

The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs will assess applications to the fund in the order they are submitted.

For further information and to complete an application form please visit the COVID-19 Food Charities Grant Fund web page.


Click here to return to the "Support for community and voluntary organisations" page.