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A number of funding options available in Essex during Covid-19 for businesses, charities, sports clubs and community/voluntary groups. This includes:

  1. Sport England are making a £20 million Community Emergency Fund available immediately for local club and community organisations. Apply now to bid for grants between £300 and £10,000.

    This will be a lifeline for a number of Essex sports clubs, leagues, and community sport organisations who need emergency money to cover costs such as rent, utility costs, insurance, staffing, and facility/equipment hire.

    Apply now

  2. @NHSX is calling on all innovators who can support the elderly, vulnerable and self-isolating during COVID-19 to apply for government funding of up to £25,000 to test their solution in the following areas:

    • Remote social care
    • Optimising Staffing in Care and Volunteering Sectors
    • Mental Health

    Find out more and apply now

  3. @Essex Community Foundation; The Essex Coronavirus Response and Recovery Programme is to get help quickly to voluntary and community organisations that are in crisis as a result of the pandemic and need emergency funding to keep their vital services running. Initially grants of up to £15,000 will be available.

    Priority will be given to those delivering vital services to older and vulnerable people, organisations helping to relieve pressure on public services and those co-ordinating a local community response.

  4. The CAF (Charity's Aid Foundation has launched a rapid national response Fund to help smaller charitable organisations affected by the impact of Covid-19.

  5. Together with Postcode Community Trust, a grant giving charity funded by players of People’s Postcode Lottery, Localgiving is delighted to offer charitable organisations the opportunity to apply for grants of £500. See the national Magic Little Grants Scheme