Our Response: Covid-19

Last update:  19th January 2021

The Samworth Foundation, along with a wider group of funders, recognise that the covid-19 outbreak is an exceptional event that will have an impact on civil society groups, and want to offer reassurance that we stand with the sector during this time.  We have aligned our response with the London Funders.

We wish to be as helpful as possible during the coming weeks and months so that our grantees can focus on their vital work.  We understand that there will be times when staff and volunteers will not be available, when your organisation may need services to be provided in different ways, or when systems need to be flexible to ensure that needs are met.

If you anticipate your organisation being impacted by the covid-19 outbreak, please get in touch with your grant manager directly.  We are fully committed to supporting you through this exceptional time.

Where we have any news on emergency funding relevant to our grantees, we commit to publishing this on our website; however due to the number of information sources, we will also add links to other websites that lists details of nationwide and local grant funding. 

Current emergency grant information:

Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport:  Youth Covid-19 Support Fund (Closes 12th February 2021)

Paul Hamlyn Foundation / Comic Relief:  Tech For Good Build 2021 (Closes 12th February 2021)

London Funders: London Community Response (London only) Launch of two new waves of funding (Closes 21st January 2021 for new grants and 15th February 2021 for renewal grants)

Leicestershire Communities (LC)*:  List of Funding

Charity Banks: List of emergency Funds

NCVO (free access during pandemic):  Funding Central

*LC includes local & national fund listings and is updated on a regular basis