Many funders have set up new emergency funding schemes, or have prioritised their existing funding (eg the National Lottery Community Fund) to help voluntary and community organisations in their work during the COVID-19 pandemic, and/or to help such organisations survive themselves.

Please note, this is a developing page and more details are being added every day. Please let us know if anything is missing – email details to [email protected]

Charity Excellence funder database

This is a fast-changing world and there are a number of national organisations that are keeping tabs on the funding streams. We would suggest that you look at the Charity Excellence free COVID-19 funder database. It is searchable, using multiple criteria, with 545 funders; click through to 1000s of funder websites. If you’re not yet a member of the Charity Excellences, Register Now. It takes two mins and everything is free.

Weekly updates

The Directory of Social Change offers weekly updates about COVID-19 funds. You can also contact Linda Maguire at BCP Council.


We will post information local funding that has a focus on Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole here as details are made available.