Urgent funding to support vulnerable and disadvantaged communities

Posted: Tue, 20 Oct 2020 13:42

Urgent funding to support vulnerable and disadvantaged communities

The CAF Resilience Fund exists to help charitable organisations that support the people hardest hit by Covid-19. This fund will support those working with vulnerable and disadvantaged groups such as those living in deprived areas, those supporting Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities and people with disabilities.

Both registered and unregistered charitable organisations, including community interest companies and social enterprises, can apply for the CAF Resilience Fund. However, applicant organisations must be able to demonstrate last reported income is between £50,000 and £10,000,000

This fund will initially distribute £20 million made up of grants ranging from £10,000 to £100,000 to deliver rapid relief from the impact of Covid-19.

The amount of grant awarded to a charitable organisation will be based on the reasons behind the request for help and the organisation's annual income before the pandemic hit. Charities must be able to spend the grant money before 31 March 2021.

Applications must be submitted by no later than midday, 10th November 2020.

How much can you apply for?

Organisations in the UK with charitable activities can apply for a grant between £10,000 and £100,000 (up to a maximum of 20% of their last reported income) to support the continuation of services in the current health emergency or your Covid-19 emergency response activities.

What can you apply for?

You can apply for targeted funding for core costs, staffing, volunteer costs, supplies and equipment, communications or other critical charitable areas. You must be able to describe how an emergency grant will improve the situation for your organisation and community.

How will they prioritise grants?

They anticipate that there will be a high level of requests for support. However, they are going to have to prioritise grants, and expect to focus on:

  • Charities and other organisations whose established charitable activities have been severely reduced or are at risk of being severely reduced to the detriment of vulnerable or disadvantaged groups.
  • Organisations that are having to deliver core services in fundamentally different or unusual ways in order to respond to the crisis and still reach their beneficiaries within vulnerable or disadvantaged groups
  • Organisations that are deeply embedded with communities and have established networks to deliver their charitable activities.

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