Martin Lewis has created a £1m fund to help charities and social enterprises during the Covid-19 crisis. Small or local charities can apply to receive a grant of £5k - £20k for specific coronavirus poverty relief projects.
Closing date is Wed 25 March but it a very simple application process – however worth noting that that the fund is likely to be oversubscribed.
As a guide – they will consider small charities to be those with a turnover of £10 million or less. Though they will consider applications from subsidaries of larger parent charities. They are 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.
They 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. They will accept applications from organisations other than charities - for example social enterprises or CICs.