Covid-19 Community-Led Organisations Recovery Scheme

funding update

Aims/priorities: Covid-19 Community-Led Organisations Recovery Scheme offers grants to community organisations in England who are facing financial difficulties caused by Covid-19. The scheme is aimed at organisations delivering services in their local community to support people who are at high risk from Covid-19, with an emphasis on Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME)-led or BAME-supporting businesses.

The funding must be used to:

  • help people and communities experiencing disproportionate challenge and difficulty as a result of the COVID-19 crisis
  • provide services and support for vulnerable people, for which there will be increased demand as a result of the COVID-19 crisis

This funding is intended to cover the essential costs of sustaining current services or refocusing services to address more immediate beneficiary needs, which may include:


  • Contribution to staff salaries
  • Project (specific to this fund) related expenses
  • Running costs/overheads (due to loss of income or new activities)
  • Training and development (Staff or Volunteers) directly related to the Project (specific to this fund)
  • Measures to ensure social distancing


  • New/ improved systems (for example, itemised software purchases)
  • Small equipment (itemised)
  • Small refurbishments/ adaptions needed for social distancing measures

Who can apply? Organisations must be:

  • a registered, exempt or excepted charity, Community Interest Company or
  • Community Benefit Society, registered with the relevant regulator; or
  • a social enterprise, being: company limited by shares, a company limited by guarantee or a co-operative society organisation: or
  • constituted, being: a charitable trust or a constituted not-for-profit group.

Grant amount: We expect applicants to apply for a grant that is proportionate to the total annual income of their organisation. So:

  • Total income less than £50,000: expected grant size £10,000
  • Total income between £50,000 and £100,000: expected grant size £25,000
  • Total income between £100,000 and £500,000: expected grant size £50,000
  • Total income between £500,000 and £1,000,000: expected grant size £75,000
  • Total income over £1,000,000: expected grant size £100,000

The maximum grant for unincorporated organisations is £10,000.

You can request a grant that is bigger or smaller than the expected grant size for your organisation but you will need to explain why. Grants cannot exceed £100,000.

Application process: Two stage application form available on Power to Change website.  A preview of the application form is available in their guidance notes

Deadline:  The recovery scheme will open on Tuesday 28 July for applications from 10am till 1pm. And then for a further two rounds on Tuesday 4 August from 10am till 1pm and Tuesday 11 August from 10am till 1pm.

Website address:


Not specified
Charitable Company
Constituted Group
Partnerships and Consortiums
Registered Charity
Social Enterprise
Funding Theme: 
Covid 19
Unpublish Date: 
Tuesday, 11 August, 2020