The impact of the coronavirus at a glance 

The coronavirus (COVID-19) has required global leaders to act quickly and efficiently to get one step ahead of the pandemic. The measures taken to contain the virus have impacted the whole of society, including the way in which the public, private, and voluntary and community sectors are supported through this turbulent period.

To help compensate for the economic damage caused by these measures, the UK government are making specialised budgets and emergency funds available to those organisations that need it most. These budgets translate, among other things, into new or adapted financing programs and funding schemes.

Keep informed of the latest funding news

GRANTfinder is closely monitoring all the relevant news about the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the consequences for the funding landscape. To keep you informed this dedicated page will be continually updated by our team of trusted expert researchers to give you details of which funds and extra support have been announced to counteract the impact of the outbreak.

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If you have any questions about these schemes or other news, please contact us here.

News disclaimer: all news is accurate as of the date it was published

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Covid-19 Film and TV Emergency Relief Fund Launches Soon

Fri, 27 March, 2020
Netflix has contributed to a new fund to provide emergency relief for out-of-work crew and cast across the film and television industry.

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Chancellor Reveals Covid-19 Self-employment Income Support Scheme

Fri, 27 March, 2020
Millions of self-employed individuals will receive direct cash grants though a UK-wide scheme to help them during the coronavirus pandemic.

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PRS for Music Launches Coronavirus Emergency Relief Fund

Thu, 26 March, 2020
An emergency fund has been established to help music creators from around the world during the coronavirus pandemic.

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£5 Million Coronavirus Financial Hardship Fund Launched for UK Musicians

Thu, 26 March, 2020
A UK charity has created a fund to help professional musicians who are struggling during the coronavirus crisis.

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Funding to Support Scotland’s Third Sector During Coronavirus Crisis

Thu, 26 March, 2020
Emergency funding to support charities, community groups, social enterprises and voluntary organisations delivering services and projects in Scotland who find themselves in financial difficulties directly as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Criteria Broadened for Coronavirus Fund in Northern Ireland

Thu, 26 March, 2020
Organisations supporting those at increased risk and vulnerable isolated people and families are now eligible for funding and larger grants are available for longer-term projects.

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Covid-19 Resilience Scheme Launched for Wales’ Innovators

Thu, 26 March, 2020
Support is being offered to innovative businesses in Wales to carry out projects that can potentially help to fight the Covid-19 coronavirus.

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Arts Council England Launch £160m Covid-19 Emergency Funding

Wed, 25 March, 2020
Arts Council England are making £160 million of emergency funding available to support organisations and individuals during the coronavirus pandemic.

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GF 25 Scottish Gov 01

Scottish Government’s £1 Billion Covid-19 Business Support Fund Opens

Wed, 25 March, 2020
Grants are being provided to a range of businesses in Scotland to help them cope with the impacts of the coronavirus.

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Guidance Released for Covid-19 Business Support Grants in England

Tue, 24 March, 2020
Business grant funding and business rates holidays are being provided for retail, hospitality and leisure businesses in England.

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Chamber of Commerce Launches £100,000 Covid-19 Relief Fund for North East Firms

Tue, 24 March, 2020
Businesses that subscribe to the North East Chamber of Commerce are being offered a short-term membership rebate while they work through the commercial challenges presented by coronavirus.

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Government Launches Guidance for £500 million Hardship Fund

Tue, 24 March, 2020
Government has launched a £500 million Hardship Fund to provide council tax relief to help those affected most by coronavirus.

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Funding for Innovators Creating Digital Tech for Self-isolators

Mon, 23 March, 2020
Funding is being offered to UK technology companies for new digital solutions that can support elderly and vulnerable people who need help while self-isolating during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Coronavirus Business Relief Support Schemes Now Open

Mon, 23 March, 2020
Businesses across the UK are now able to access government support to keep operating in the face of the global economic emergency brought on by coronavirus.

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Chancellor Grants Protect Jobs Covid19 Disruption

Chancellor Announces Grants to Protect Jobs During Covid-19 Disruption

Mon, 23 March, 2020
The Chancellor has unveiled a further series of measures to support people, jobs and businesses across the UK.

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£2.9bn Funding to Free Up Hospital Beds During Coronavirus Outbreak

Fri, 20 March, 2020
Government has announced nearly £3 billion to help make more hospital beds available during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Additional £1.4 Billion Covid-19 Support Package for Wales' Businesses

Thu, 19 March, 2020
Further financial measures have been outlined to assist businesses in Wales to stay solvent as the coronavirus accelerates across the country.

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Northern Ireland Executive Announces Covid-19 Business Support Grants

Thu, 19 March, 2020
Emergency funding has been announced to help businesses in Northern Ireland cope with the impacts of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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GF 19 Scottish Government Increases 01

Scottish Government Increases Support for Businesses Affected by Covid-19 to £2.2 Billion

Thu, 19 March, 2020
Details of further financial aid for businesses impacted by coronavirus have been published.

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GF 18 Facebook Thum 01

Facebook to Launch $100m Fund for Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus

Wed, 18 March, 2020
Funding is being provided to small businesses across a number of countries around the world to help them survive the coronavirus crisis.

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GF 18 Application Thum 01

Application Deadlines Extended for Erasmus+ Actions

Wed, 18 March, 2020
European Commission extends deadlines for selected Erasmus+ programme actions.

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GF 18 Scottish Thum 01

Scottish Government Announce £350m Funding Package for Those Affected by Covid-19

Wed, 18 March, 2020
Scottish government has announced a £350 million funding package to support welfare and wellbeing during the coronavirus pandemic.

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GF 18 Emergency Thum 01

£3.2m Emergency Funding to Help Rough Sleepers Self-Isolate

Wed, 18 March, 2020
Funding announced to help local authorities in England to support rough sleepers during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Billions of Pounds of Extra Support for Businesses During Coronavirus Outbreak

Wed, 18 March, 2020
Addressing the nation, the Chancellor has outlined a range of emergency financial measures to help businesses survive as the coronavirus outbreak worsens.

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Welsh Government Announces Further Emergency Support for Coronavirus Hit Businesses

Tue, 17 March, 2020
A package of support totalling more than £200 million has been announced to help Wales’ small businesses survive as the coronavirus pandemic worsens.

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Welsh Government Announces Measures to Help Businesses Manage Coronavirus Impact

Tue, 17 March, 2020
Businesses across Wales are being offered support to stay financially solvent during the coronavirus pandemic.

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GF 16 Funding Thum 01

Funding Available to Support Those Most Vulnerable to Coronavirus (NI)

Mon, 16 March, 2020
Community organisations throughout Northern Ireland who are supporting older people during any isolation period that may arise as a result of the threat of the Coronavirus can apply for grants.

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GF 16 Support Thum 01

Support for Scotland's Businesses in Response to Coronavirus

Mon, 16 March, 2020
A range of measures have been brought about to help businesses in Scotland mitigate the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.

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GF 13 Banks Thum 01

Banks Pledge Billions to Help SMEs Impacted by Coronavirus

Fri, 13 March, 2020
Private lenders are making funds available to small businesses impacted by COVID-19, including £2 billion from Lloyds Banking Group and £5 billion from NatWest.

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