Association of Mental Health Providers


Name of Fund: Mental Health Response Fund

The Department of Health and Social Care has made £5 million available to support voluntary and community sector (VCS) mental health providers which are experiencing an increase in demand for their services due to coronavirus. Through the Coronavirus Mental Health Response Fund, small and large grants of between £5,000 and £50,000 are available to help increase mental support for people with and at risk of developing mental health problems.

Wolfson Foundation

Name of Fund:Covid-19 Support Fund

The Wolfson Foundation has allocated £10 million to provide unrestricted funding to organisations working in heritage and the arts; and health and disability.  The Foundation is offering to support organisations to responds to their own specific needs – at this critical moment and as they plan for the months to come.  The Foundation is planning  planning to use this funding to support organisations who they have been working with over the past few years (generally through supporting their capital infrastructure projects). The Fund will not be open to speculative applications, and the Foundation will be in contact directly with organisations who are eligible for funding. 

UK Government


Name of Fund: Infection Control Fund

The UK Government has introduced £600 million of funding to tackle the spread of coronavirus in care homes.

The Infection Control Fund will be allocated to local authorities to ensure that care homes can continue to take the necessary measures to prevent and stop the spread of the virus within their sites by restricting permanent and agency staff to working in only one care home wherever possible.

Funding will be used to:

  • help providers pay for additional staff and/or maintain the normal wages of staff on reduced hours or those self-isolating.

Other costs could include:

  • Recruitment
  • putting staff up in hotels if they opt to isolate from their own households
  • paying for taxis to avoid staff having to use public transport

The Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust

The Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust

In response to the Coronavirus, the Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust have reviewed their grant criteria to enable them to spread their funds as widely as possible to help those with greatest need. The Trust awards grants to UK registered charities or organisations that are exempt from registration with projects that address specific categories set out by the Trust each year. The next round of funding will be aimed at supporting disadvantaged and vulnerable people aged 60 and over affected by the crisis. UK registered charities with an income and expenditure of £1,000,000 and over will be able to apply for grants of £1,000 to continue their much-needed support. The next round of funding will be open for applications from the 1st of July 2020 through to the 31st July 2020.