Armed Forces Covenant Fund

Name of Fund: Force for Change Programme

Grants of up to £20,000 are available for projects supporting Armed Forces communities to become less isolated and engage more in their local area and the needs that have arisen as a result of Covid-19. To be eligible to apply, the applicant organisation must be an established registered charity or Community Interest Company (CIC) with substantial recent experience of supporting Armed Forces communities; an Armed Forces unit or base; a local authority; or a school. The funding is being made available through the Armed Forces Covenant Fund’s Force for Change programme. There will be two funding rounds between now and noon on the 30th November 2020. The first closing date will be noon on the 11th September 2020. To be considered in Round 2, applications need to be submitted by noon on Monday the 30th November 2020.

Barrow Cadbury Trust 

Barrow Cadbury Trust

Name of Fund: Covid-19 Support Fund

This funding will specifically target small and medium sized voluntary sector groups supporting migrants and refugees.

We have £5 million to distribute for work that will relieve hardship caused by the pandemic among refugees and asylum-seekers and by migrants experiencing barriers to accessing services.

The maximum you can apply for is £50,000 or three months’ expenditure, whichever is the smaller. The programme will open for applications on Monday 13th July and close on Sunday 2 August. Decisions will be made by mid October and grants must be spent within six months.

Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs


Name of Fund:  Food Charities Grant Fund

Grants of up to £100,000 are available to frontline food aid charities that are unable to meet an increased demand for food from vulnerable individuals as a result of the Covid-19 crisis.  This includes providing food for people that can not afford food or 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 closing date for applications is the 6th July 2020.


The Baring Foundation

The Baring Foundation

Name of Fund: Strengthening Civil Society Programme

The Baring Foundation has announced three new funding streams as part of its £1 million Strengthening Civil Society Programme to support their grant holders and broader civil society when taking legal action related to Covid-19. Grants of up to £40,000 are available to all registered charities, including current grant holders, with legal expertise in the area they work in to help protect vulnerable and disadvantaged individuals from the impact of covid-19. The deadline for this round is midday on the 28th May 2020.

Two further streams of funding will support both current grant holders and other previous funding recipients with grants of up to £5,000 to help organisations severely affected by the coronavirus, and grants of up to £30,000 to help with the increase in demand for advice from frontline organisations. Eligible organisations will be contacted directly for these two funds.