This match fund has been launched by the National Emergencies Trust as part of its Coronavirus Appeal. It offers support to voluntary and community organisations in the UK by helping them to counter financial challenges created by the pandemic, including the inability to fundraise in the usual ways, reductions in staff and volunteers, and increased demand on their services.
Eligible services include:
Health and wellbeing services
Activities that relieve pressure on local statutory services
Services for vulnerable people self-isolating
Services addressing food poverty
Community response coordination
Services supporting those experiencing, or at risk of, domestic abuse, those facing homelessness and those working with refugees and or asylum seeker communities
Services supporting young people's access to education
Services supporting those in poverty or at risk of poverty
Who can apply?
Registered charities, including charitable incorporated organisations; Constituted organisations and non-registered charities; Community interest companies; Churches and other religious organisations; Other voluntary community organisations or those not constituted but deemed appropriate by Crowdfunder under this Programme would be eligible, with appropriate endorsement from the statutory body, charity, parochial church council or community foundation etc.
How to apply?
Successful applicants will each run a campaign to raise money from the crowd on Crowdfunder. The National Emergencies Trust will match any donations they receive pound for pound using funds from its Coronavirus Appeal. Click here for more information.