Coronavirus Community Fund

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Coronavirus Community Fund

The Coronavirus Community Fund has been established to support community groups through this unprecedented time.

The focus of the fund will be to offer community organisations emergency funding to deal with emerging issues in the community as a result of the continuing threat of coronavirus.

The fund will support the following:

  • Community organisations that are preparing themselves to appropriately respond and continue their work in a difficult work environment, and to tailor their specialist services to give help to the people who need it the most
  • The development of advice and support initiatives to fill gaps for people and places where there are no current suitable services
  • Groups that provide vital community support to maintain some level of viability through these uncertain times where they are experiencing a significant loss of income as a result of the current crisis

Size of grants

Grants are available of up to £2000 however the fund has two clear streams of activity and groups can only include up to £1000 costs under each stream. You can apply under either stream 1 or 2 or both streams 1 and 2.

Stream 1 – Is about costs relating to delivery of your activities and supporting beneficiaries directly–you can include costs here of up to £1000.

Stream 2 – Is about your organisational running costs or overheads – you can include costs here of up to £1000.

Who can apply?

Groups must:

  • Be based in North Yorkshire, York, East Riding of Yorkshire or Hull
  • Have a management committee with at least 3 unrelated members
  • Be a voluntary organisation, community group, small charity or other not for profit organisation
  • Have a bank account in the group’s name (with two unrelated signatories)

How to apply?

Before applying, please read the Coronavirus Community Fund Guidance Notes for this grant scheme carefully.

Applications are only considered complete when all supporting documentation has been received either attached to the online application or emailed to

If you experience any difficulties with completing the application or providing any of the requested documentation please let us know via email.

When to apply?

Applications to this fund will be assessed on an ongoing basis subject to available funds.

We will aim to get a decision to you within 2 weeks of receiving a completed application.Apply

Two Ridings Coronavirus Community Fund –

The Coronavirus Charity Help Fund Application

The Coronavirus Charity Help Fund ApplicationThe Coronavirus Charity Help Fund has been set up by Martin Lewis to help those affected by the coronavirus. Small or local charities are able to apply to receive a grant of £5-20K for specific coronavirus poverty relief projects. As a guide – we consider small charities to be those with a turnover of £10 million or less. Though we will consider applications from subsidaries of larger parent charities.

We’re especially interested in projects that directly help people affected by the effects of the virus, such as by giving access to food, toiletries, basic necessities, as well as community projects to help people in isolation.

We are looking for projects that can help people now, so will welcome applications for existing projects that could be scaled up with extra money or projects that are in the process of being set up.

Speed is of the essence so we encourage you to highlight your project’s objectives and outcomes concisely – consider using bullet points rather than lengthy answers. Data will only be used for the purpose of giving grants.

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