CAF Resilience Fund

funding update

Aims/priorities: The funding for the CAF Resilience Fund has been provided by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), as part of its Community Match Challenge funding scheme, and kindly matched by the Covid-19 Support Fund, created by the insurance and long-term savings industry.

The causes and communities that the fund aims to help include:

  • People living in poverty
  • Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities
  • Children and young people
  • People with physical or learning disabilities
  • People experiencing mental health conditions
  • Older people
  • Communities facing health inequalities
  • Patient groups with unmet health needs (physical or mental)
  • People facing domestic or other abuse
  • Unemployed people
  • Homeless people
  • People experiencing loneliness and isolation
  • People pushed into crisis because of Covid-19
  • Refugees and migrants
  • Other vulnerable people or communities

You can apply for targeted funding for core costs, staffing, volunteer costs, supplies and equipment, communications or other critical charitable areas.  You must be able to describe how an emergency grant will improve the situation for your organisation and community.  

Who can apply? Both registered and unregistered charitable organisations, including community interest companies and social enterprises, can apply.

For a charitable organisation to be eligible to apply they should be able to meet the following criteria:

  • Submit a completed application by no later than midday (GMT) on 10 November 2020
  • Deliver their services in England
  • Be able to demonstrate last reported income between £50,000 and £10,000,000
  • The organisation was established on or before 31 August 2019
  • Be focused on the interests and needs of at least one of the designated groups and causes
  • Be able to supply details of a valid UK bank account
  • Be able to spend all the grant funding before 31 March 2021, and supply documentary evidence to demonstrate this expenditure (this could include headed receipts, verifiable banking statements and salary bills) – these costs should relate to the period 1 October 2020 to 30 March 2021

For non-regulated charitable organisations there will additional requirements that differ from those for UK registered charities or organisations registered with HMRC as an exempt charity.

Grant amount: This fund will initially distribute £20 million made up of grants ranging from £10,000 to £100,000 

Application process: Online application form

Deadline:  Midday 10 November 2020

Website address:


over £25,000
Charitable Company
Constituted Group
Registered Charity
Social Enterprise
Funding Theme: 
Covid 19
Unpublish Date: 
Tuesday, 10 November, 2020