Help for voluntary and community organisations

As circumstances change this page will be updated.
Last updated: 14 April 2020

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. A fixed grant of either £5,000 or £10,000 will be allocated to organisations, that meet our criteria and provide services to elderly, vulnerable and young. They will be asked to provide details of what the funds are for.  This may be providing services and support to one or more of the above groups to help the organisation either deliver additional services to meet increasing demands or to maintain existing services where the organisation is experiencing immediate financial pressure and uncertainty because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic such as higher staff absences, fewer volunteers and lower donations. 
To apply for funding you need to complete a e-form application. On the form we ask that you please outline your reasons for application, including how you intend to allocate funding, identifying any  financial or other pressures created by the pandemic and demonstrating how the funding will enable you to increase or maintain the services you deliver.
Examples of service areas include (but not exhaustive):

  • Community Connections
  • Information & advice
  • Mental Health
  • Respite Care
  • Domestic Violence

Note that with the government provide increasing support, this will be monitored to avoid duplication of funding, for example the recent salary cover. Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis in view of the urgency of need. 
If you are a service provider organisation please complete the e-form.  For more information contact call 0208 825 7001
If you are a registered charity please contact Ealing CVS via email to: or

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.