We would like to help local communities by giving them support during this uncertain time. Please see how we can help, below:

Active Essex know this is a hugely challenging time for all our partners and the sport and physical activity sector as a whole. Sport England have been listening to as many of you as possible to get an early picture of the impact that coronavirus (COVID-19) is having.

Watch and listen to the below webinar where Sport England CEO Tim Hollingsworth talked about the immediate challenges that they can see, Sport England’s priorities and plans to help, and the importance of uniting our sector now more than ever. Register and watch it here.

Resource for communities and groups

HM Government logoHM 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 Logo  Essex County Council: Update on services affected by the Coronavirus https://www.essex.gov.uk/news/coronavirus

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Sport England: Sport England are Making up to £195 million pounds available to support the sport and physical activity sector through the Covid 19 crisis.

Find out details here https://www.sportengland.org/news/195-million-package-help-sport-and-physical-activity-through-coronavirus


Street Games LogoStreet Games: Statement from CEO offering support and clarification on projects: https://network.streetgames.org/news/stay-connected-update-streetgames-acting-ceo

Princes Trust LogoPrinces 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 logo 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 logoNational Lottery: Advice and support for projects funded by National Lottery: https://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/about/coronavirus-updatesMartin Lewis Fund logoMartin 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 logoAge UK: Advice for elderly: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/essex/help-pages/coronavirus/

Families fund logo 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 logoEssex 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/

Supermarket Funds

Tesco logo 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 foundation logo 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 logoMorrisons Foundation: Morrisons Foundation provides 2 forms of grants, community group and charity fund and a match funding fund: https://www.morrisonsfoundation.com/.

Fowler Smith Jones Trust are offering £1- £5000 grants to community groups affected by Covid 19


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@NHSX is calling on all innovators who can support the elderly, vulnerable and self-isolating during COVID-19 to apply for government funding of up to £25,000 to test their solution in the following areas:
– Remote social care
– Optimising Staffing in Care and Volunteering Sectors
– Mental health
Find out more and apply now  https://bit.ly/39xKcMx

The CAF (Charity’s Aid Foundation) has launched a rapid national response Fund to help smaller charitable organisations affected by the impact of Covid-19.

Together with Postcode Community Trust, a grant giving charity funded by players of People’s Postcode Lottery, Localgiving is delighted to offer charitable organisations the opportunity to apply for grants of £500.

See the national Magic Little Grants Scheme  https://bit.ly/2V82tet