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Crisis funding for groups

Here are some sources of emergency funding for organisations in the Hastings area that are affected by, or responding to, the coronavirus pandemic:


The Sussex Community Foundation have three funds open at the moment: the Food Security Fund with grants of up to £5000 for groups supporting people who are struggling to afford to eat; the Covid Winter Support Fund with grants of up to £5000 for groups to meet the identified winter needs of families, children and young people; and their General Awards of grants up to £5000, with a deadline of 5pm on Friday 8 January 2021.

The National Lottery Community Fund announced that the funding decisions they make for the next six months (up to £300m of National Lottery funding) will be devoted to addressing the current crisis. In addition, they will accelerate the cash part of this funding, so money gets to where it needs to be.
The Arts Council have made available £160million for groups and artists.
Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) has launched this rapid response Fund to help smaller charitable organisations affected by the impact of Covid-19. Grants of up to £10,000 will help them to continue to deliver much needed support to our communities across the UK. This is a rapid response fund, and with payments within 14 days of application.
The Big Night In has raised over £67 million, which has been split between Children in Need and Comic Relief and the National Emergency Trust (who are distributing their money to Community Foundations).
Crowdfunder UK are making no charges on donations to Covid19 crowdfunding campaigns.
Further information:
Government announcement about funding for charities - 8 April 2020
Currently closed:
Money Saving Expert - closed Wednesday 25th March 
If you are aware of other quick funding for charities, community groups and social enterprises, contact Peter at 
Page first published: 23 March 2020

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