Clothworkers' Emergency Capital Grants Programme

funding update
Published date: 
Thursday, 16th April 2020

We are now suspending applications to our emergency capital programme in order to process the high volume of those already received. We will provide a further update on the programme after outstanding grant assessments have been completed. If you have already started an application, it can still be submitted.

The Clothworkers' Emergency Capital Grants Programme is being provided by the Clothworkers' Foundation to support UK registered charities during the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. It provides small capital grants to allow charities to purchase essential items in order to adapt or increase their services in response to the current situation.

Priority will be given to organisations supporting vulnerable and 'at risk' groups within the Foundation's nine programme areas:

  • Alcohol and substance misuse.
  • Disadvantaged minority communities.
  • Disadvantaged young people.
  • Domestic and sexual abuse.
  • Homelessness.
  • Older people.
  • People with disabilities.
  • Prisoners and ex-offenders.
  • Visual impairment.

Grants of up to £5,000 are available.

Grants must be for less than 50% of an organisation's annual income.

The total fund is £300,000.

Applications are accepted from charities and not-for-profit organisations with an annual income of less than £2 million. Organisations must be able to demonstrate their not-for-profit status in the application form and their accounts (a Constitution document alone is not a sufficient demonstration of eligibility).

Eligible organisations are:

  • Charities registered with the Charity Commission, including charitable incorporated organisations (CIOs).
  • Community interest companies (limited by guarantee without share capital).
  • Exempt charities (details of the principal regulator and/or evidence of HMRC exemption is required).
  • Special schools.

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