The Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) has launched a £5 million rapid response Fund to help smaller charitable organisations affected by the impact of Covid-19. The funding aims to help them to continue to deliver much needed support to communities across the UK.
Charities with an income of £1 million or less can apply for grants of up to £10,000. The unrestricted funding can be used for core costs, staffing, volunteer costs, supplies and equipment, communications or other critical charitable areas. Applicants must be able to describe how an emergency grant will improve the situation for their organisation and community.
Priority will be given to:
- Charities, and other organisations, whose established charitable activities are at risk of being severely reduced to the detriment of vulnerable 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.
- Organisations that are deeply embedded with communities and have established networks to deliver their charitable activities.
- Organisations experiencing current cashflow problems, rather than concerns that future income will be reduced.
CAF aims to make payments to selected organisations within 14 days of application. It is anticipated that there will be a high number of applicants and CAF is therefore unlikely to offer a grant to all eligible organisations.
Applications are currently being accepted.
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