Help for voluntary and community organisations

As circumstances change this page will be updated.
Last updated: 11 June 2020

£37.8 million support package for debt advice providers

HM Treasury announced on the 9 June an extra £37.8 million support package for debt advice providers this year (2020-2021) so they can continue to provide essential services to help more people who are struggling with their finances due to coronavirus. The Money and Pensions Service (MaPS), will oversee the allocation of the funds, including to charities, for debt advice and other money guidance services.

Emergency fund

Ealing Council has set up an emergency investment fund for voluntary organisations or key service provider organisations operating in support of elderly/vulnerable/children.  Unfortunately this fund is now closed and no longer taking applications.

Food assistance

Grant funding is available for voluntary and charity organisations delivering food provision to people vulnerable to COVID-19. Organisations eligible for funding will be contacted directly. Residents requiring food assistance can contact Ealing Together for support.

London Funders

The London Community Response Fund for charitable organisations

Funding is now available to charitable organisations across London affected by COVID-19/coronavirus.

The London Community Response Fund, coordinated by London Funders, is open for applications for the first wave of funding. This first wave will cover urgent needs – focusing on food and essentials and organisations can apply for up to £5,000. More funding will be available in due course for larger grants, service transformation costs, and ongoing work to support communities. Applying for the first wave doesn’t mean you can’t apply for further waves of money.

The London Community Response Fund – supported by a variety of funders – gives one easy access point for organisations seeking urgent funds during this time.

Finance for charities

The Chancellor has announced that charities across the UK will receive a £750 million package of support to ensure they can continue their vital work.

Funding for the sport and physical activity sector

Sport England are making up to £195 million of funding available to help the sport and physical activity sector through the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis.
The package includes funding for
clubs and community organisations, existing partners facing specific financial difficulty, new and innovative ways to keep people active and recovery support and a rollover of current funding to  well established partners who play a vital role in the delivery of sport and physical activity in England. Full details can be found on the Sport England website 

Useful links

Local groups can also find useful COVID-19 updates on the Ealing CVS website.