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Covid 19 Funding Update

Below is a list of funders who can fund projects that are responding to Covid-19. Please be sure to read and understand the guidance notes before applying to any of these programmes:

The Julie and Hans Rausing Trust - Charity Survival Fund

Next deadline: 27th July (5pm)

The Charity Survival Fund has been set up in response to Julia and Hans’ ongoing concern about Covid-19’s economic impact on charities. This £10m Fund will provide core funding to help charities, especially small and medium sized, to offset lost income in the current financial year.

The fund is open to UK registered charities that:

  • Have a beneficial area within the UK
  • Actively operate across one of the three areas prioritised by The Julia and Hans Rausing Trust: Health and Wellbeing, Welfare and Education, Arts and Culture
  • Have annual income below £5m
  • Have lost (or are forecast to lose) income due to Covid-19
  • Have not already received Covid-19 related funding from The Julia and Hans Rausing Trust
Charity Survival Fund - Read More

Scottish Government - Access to Childcare Fund

Next deadline: 27th July (5pm)

The purpose of this fund is to support childcare solutions that enable more accessible and affordable childcare for families. Funding will be available to develop solutions to the barriers parents and carers experience in accessing childcare. These barriers include the cost of childcare, the hours available and accessibility for children with additional support needs.

The Access to Childcare Fund will provide funding to services or projects that seek to address the challenges and barriers encountered and allow parents and carers to have time around the school day and in holidays safe in the knowledge that their child(ren) is being looked after and given opportunities to take part in activities, play or youth work experiences.

Access to Childcare Fund - Read More
Women's Fund for Scotland - Covid Response, Recovery, Resilience

Next deadline: 10th August 2020

Grants of up to £5,000 are available under the following 2 areas: Emergency Response and Recovery and Resilience. The Emergency Response strand is intended to equip organisations to deal with the changes required because of the covid-19 outbreak, to provide – so far as possible – the seamless provision of services. The Recovery and Resilience strand is intended to support organisations adapting their normal working practices to conform to any Government guidelines relating to Covid-19, whilst continuing to meet the needs of the women and girls they work with.

Womens Fund for Scotland - Read More

Changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will close on 31 October 2020. There will be changes to the scheme over the coming months. Find more details on the changes by following the link below

Job Retention Scheme - Read More
For advice and guidance on funding related issues and grant applications, please contact VANL's Funding and Sustainability Adviser, Grant McLean on 01236 748 011 or email
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