We would like to help local communities by giving them support during this uncertain time. Please see how we can help, below:
Resource for communities and groups
HM Government: Government advice for funding and support for small businesses: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-on-business-support-grant-funding
£500,000 of funding is available for technology companies who come up with digital support solutions for people who need to stay at home because of coronavirus: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-technology-challenge-to-support-people-who-are-isolating
Essex County Council: Update on services affected by the Coronavirus https://www.essex.gov.uk/news/coronavirus
Street Games: Statement from CEO offering support and clarification on projects: https://network.streetgames.org/news/stay-connected-update-streetgames-acting-ceo
Princes trust: We are listening – Princes Trust offering support and advice to young people, visit the website: https://www.princes-trust.org.uk/about-the-trust/coronavirus-response or follow on social media or call 0800 842 842.
Essex community foundation: For help support and funding advice call: 01245 356018. If your charity or community group needs financial support, please call the grants team on 01245 356018 to register your interest.
National Lottery: Advice and support for projects funded by National Lottery: https://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/about/coronavirus-updates
Sport England: Advice for those who have received sport England funding: https://www.sportengland.org/news/coronavirus-information-sector
Martin Lewis: Fund: available for small businesses: https://blog.moneysavingexpert.com/2020/03/i-m-making-p1m-available-to-fund-urgent-small-charity-coronaviru/.
Tips help and advice on finances for businesses and individuals: https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/latesttip/
Age UK: Advice for elderly: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/essex/help-pages/coronavirus/
Children In Need Emergency Essential Fund: Funding available for charities and groups providing emergency essentials, such as hot meals to those in crisis! https://www.familyfundservices.co.uk/emergency-essentials/
Media Trust and Charity Comms
Essex Alliance: Offering a forum for information sharing for local charities: https://www.essexalliance.co.uk/
Media Trust and Charity comms to offer specific digital support to local community groups and charities to assist with communications during this Covid 19 response: https://www.essexalliance.co.uk/media-trust-and-charitycomms-to-launch-dedicated-covid-19-communications-support/
Tesco: Community Fund is STILL open and have a special Bags of Help FAQ page on Covid19. Fund is run by Groundworks https://www.groundwork.org.uk/national-grants/grants_tesco-community-grants/
Non specific for Covid19 but available for community groups and charities:
Asda Community Fund: Transforming community fund Utilise the eligibility checker before applying to save time: https://www.asdafoundation.org/what-we-fund/significant-local-community-projects
Morrisons Foundation: Morrisons Foundation provides 2 forms of grants, community group and charity fund and a match funding fund: https://www.morrisonsfoundation.com/.