A total of £750m in new funding is available for charities responding to the crisis in the UK.
£370m will go to small and medium-sized charities, channelled through the National Lottery Community Fund (NLCF) and other organisations. It will support locally-focused charities doing most during the outbreak.
Another £360m will be allocated to charities providing essential services and supporting people during the crisis. Some is specifically earmarked for hospices, St John Ambulance to support the NHS and Citizens Advice to allow more staff to provide advice. Children's charities and victims' charities can also apply.
Find out what is available for your organisation.
Charity emergency funders
Help for businesses and self-employed includes information about schemes which are also available for charities, including:
- the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
- claiming back Statutory Sick Pay paid to employees due to coronavirus (COVID-19)
- claiming a grant through the coronavirus (COVID-19) Self-employment Income Support Scheme.
Charitable Rate Relief and Small Business Rate Relief grants
Charities and amateur sports clubs usually aren't eligible for Small Business Rate Relief. This means that they can't apply for the Government's Small Business Grant Scheme.
Instead you should apply for Charitable Rates Relief for an 80% reduction on your rates bill.