Grants of up to £1,000 are available to small and medium sized charities, CICs and registered societies in the UK which are struggling to manage the financial impact of Covid-19 either because of increased demand for their services or from loss of income. The Sylvia Waddilove Foundation UK – Covid-19 Emergency Fund will provide support to organisations which are in a critical position, and operating in one of the following categories:
- Education relating to non-domestic animals (this includes animal husbandry, veterinary science, animal welfare and surgery, and organic farming). Applications concerning domestic animals like dogs and cats are not accepted
- Visual and performing arts;
- Medical research;
- The relief of disability or severe illness;
- The accommodation of those in need.
Funding can be used to cover costs such as staff costs and other overheads, and changes to working practices e.g. laptop purchase and protective equipment.
To be eligible for funding, the organisation’s income must be no more than £500,000 and have free reserves of no more than £100,000.
Applications can be made at any time.