28 May 2020
Since we announced on 6 April that we have paused new applications to our funds, we have been working hard focusing our effort and resource to ensure our grantees and the communities they work with can survive the impact of the pandemic.
We have been in touch with all organisations we are currently funding to make clear we are being flexible and responsive to their changed circumstances. This includes suspending normal reporting requirements, extending timelines and converting programme grants into core and operating grants. You can read more about that here.
We have also created a £20 million Emergency Fund, in addition to the £30 million already allocated to our grant-making programmes for 2020/2021. We have made over 250 grants to date, and will be publishing the data on the 360Giving Covid-19 grants tracker.
We expect to open to new applications again from the autumn, running a mix of recovery grants and programme grants. This will allow those we fund and those applying to adjust their plans in the light of their experiences and learning.
Moira Sinclair, Chief Executive, recently shared a blog reflecting on the last 10 weeks and how we’re starting to look to the future.
You can find our previous statements on the right, and the section on the left includes links to useful resources.
Please do keep in touch. You can talk to a grants manager by email or go through our enquiries desk which can be contacted by email here.