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A growing number of organisations are announcing funding to provide emergency assistance for organisations, groups, and charities at the national and local level. Where possible, we will try to signpost opportunities, especially those relevant to Redesdale.
Northumberland National Park Neighbours is a hub of the latest local information and guidance for communities across Northumberland National Park. Whether you need help shopping for food, medicines or just a friendly phone call, visit your community page to find out how to get help. Click here for further information.
Northumberland Communities Together is a Northumberland County Council initiative to provide information and support to communities and volunteer organisations in Northumberland. For information and resources see: www.northumberland.gov.uk/coronavirus/Northumberland-Communities-Together
In light of the current situation the Ray Wind Fund is making emergency, fast-track funding available for organisations and individuals in the Ray Wind Funds area. There are two strands: Organisations’ Survival Fund and Organisations’ Project Fund. For full details on the Fund’s area, eligibility and how to apply, see: raywindfund.co.uk/covid-19-hardship-fund/
Adapt North East is facilitating a Hardship Fund, with funding from Bernicia Homes, available for households in the west of Northumberland which are suffering hardship as a consequence of COVID-19. Normal confidentiality criteria will apply – if contact needs to be made with other agencies, permission will be sought of either the referral agencies or the household itself. There are just a few limitations:
If you have queries, please contact Liz Prudhoe on 01434 600599 option 1.
The UK Government has set up a number of funds in response to the COVID-19 pandemic:
For a broad overview of opportunities, Grants Online has a specific page dedicated to Coronavirus funding, which is updated regularly: www.grantsonline.org.uk/coronavirus
North East Growth Hub has lots of information about help for small businesses, including: funding, financial and legal advice, and other resources. Search the tag ‘coronavirus’ on their site: www.northeastgrowthhub.co.uk
The Community Foundation has established the Coronavirus Response and Recovery Fund to support local charities and community organisations across Tyne & Wear and Northumberland. They will announce at a future date when applications can be submitted: www.communityfoundation.org.uk/coronavirusfund/#which-organisations-will-be-eligible-for-support
Northumberland County Council has a page dedicated to funding/loans for businesses. There are different options available depending on the business’s size and focus: www.northumberland.gov.uk/Business/Grants/Grants-Funding
The National Lottery Heritage Fund has announced an Heritage Emergency Fund, making £50million available for the UK Heritage sector: www.heritagefund.org.uk/funding/heritage-emergency-fund
The Prince’s Countryside Fund has made grants of up to £2,500 available to charities, community benefit societies and social enterprises that are supporting rural communities, and farm businesses or other rural businesses who are affected by the coronavirus: www.princescountrysidefund.org.uk/grant-giving-programme/grant-programme
Tesco Bags of Help has launched a new Fund in response to the Coronavirus outbreak. The new short-term fund (grants of £500) is open to registered charities, voluntary and community organisations, schools, health bodies, Parish, Town and community councils, social enterprises, local authorities and social housing organisations across the UK: www.tescobagsofhelp.org.uk/tesco-cv-fund/
The Prince’s Trust and NatWest have launched a £5million grant fund for young entrepreneurs affected by coronavirus. The Fund is available to entrepreneurs aged 18-30, who can apply for grants and tailored support from today: www.princes-trust.org.uk/about-the-trust/news-views/princes-trust-natwest-enterprise-relief-fund
Thomas Pocklington Trust has suspended its normal grant funding activities and set up an emergency fund for sight loss organisations. Grants will be available of up to £10,000 or the equivalent of two months’ running costs (whichever is less) for use over the next six months: www.pocklington-trust.org.uk/covid-19-emergency-fund-for-the-sight-loss-sector/
Arts Council England have set out an Emergency Funding Package for individuals and organisations working in the cultural sector. Funding amounts vary depending on who is applying, so check the latest information on their dedicated web-page: www.artscouncil.org.uk/covid19
Sport England has created a new Community Emergency Fund to deliver immediate funding for any organisation delivering community sport and physical activity. Organisations can apply for between £300 and £10,000: www.sportengland.org/how-we-can-help/our-funds/community-emergency-fund
The Co-operative Bank‘s Customer Donation Fund is accepting applications for up to £1,000 for organisations that are Community Directplus account holders: www.co-operativebank.co.uk/business/community