Funding and resources to support London’s charity sector

Published: 6 Aug 2020

Covid-19 has had a major impact on the charity sector across England. We’ve researched a number of useful resources and opportunities for financial support for charities and heritage centres that are now struggling as a result of Covid-19 pandemic.

Historic England

Grants of £10,000 to £1 million and £1 million to £3 million are being offered to help applicants that were financially sustainable before Covid-19 and after exhausting all other options for increasing their resilience are now at risk of failure. The grants must be spent by 31 March 2021. The deadline for applications is midday on 17 August 2020. Find out how you can apply for Historic England’s Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage here.

Business Disability Forum (BDF)

BDF have launched an Inclusive Communication Toolkit sponsored by Skipton Building Society which provides advice and guidance on making sure disabled customers and colleagues are included in the information you are communicating. Find out how you can make your communications inclusive in BDF’s Inclusive Communication Toolkit.

London Plus

London Plus provides a growing list of Covid-19 resources and other support available to London’s charity sector. Find out more in London Plus’ guide to Covid-19 resources for London’s charity sector.

London Funders

Also provides information and resources for charities relating to the Covid-19 pandemic, read about this in London Funders’ Covid-19 resource hub.

London Community Response Fund

As a response to the COVID 19 crisis London’s funders have been working together to provide co-ordinated funding to support groups that respond to the needs of the capital’s communities. This fund has been established by the City of London Corporation through its charity, Bridge House Estates. City Bridge Trust (the funding arm of Bridge House Estates) and the Greater London Authority, among other funders, have contributed to this Fund. Find out what help is available to you by visiting London Community Response Fund here.