Grants for families financially affected by coronavirus - Fashion and Textile Children’s Trust (UK)

Aims/priorities: These grants can help parents and carers who have worked (paid) in the UK fashion or textile industry for at least a year within the last nine years and whose household income has reduced as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. The grants typically help families who are already struggling financially (in arrears on household bills or have debt) OR have limited savings to cover lost earnings.

They encourage parents and carers to apply for items their children will need for the year ahead which now can't be bought due to lost wages including: 

The Albert Hunt Trust

Aims/priorities: The trust supports organisations that:

  • Provide hospice care
  • Provide support for the homeless
  • Promote health and wellbeing – areas of support under this heading have included physical and learning disability, physical and mental health and social challenge and deprivation. They look to support organisations in this category with an annual income of below £250,000.

During this unprecedented crisis until further notice they will not be considering grants for capital projects of any nature. 

Youth Futures Foundation Development and Impact Grants

Aims/Priorities: The grants programme is designed to find, fund, support and evaluate promising practice; to understand what is effective and what is not; and to learn, more broadly, ‘what works’ when tackling youth unemployment. We will recognise the importance of national learning and local context, as well as promoting strong coordination and partnership across government, funders, delivery organisations and employers.

We will support activities which:


Aims/priorities: We support organisations who help people who are lonely and isolated, by giving free free TVs, tablets, and radios for clients. This technology is often used in communal spaces or as part of specific projects. For people who are lonely, a simple radio, television, or tablet can feel like a lifeline and we help people who have become lonely through lots of different circumstances. Some of these include:

Music for All - Community Project Funding

Aims/priorities: The Community Grants programme is intended to act as a helping hand to projects and initiatives across the UK that seek to bring music to their community. The funding is aimed at groups that need assistance to fulfil their potential in developing truly sustainable music programmes.

Typically, community grants are given for the purchase of instruments, associated equipment or for teaching costs. However, all applications are judged on their merit and other project elements may also be considered.

Magic Little Grants 2020

Aims/priorities: Magic Little Grants will be awarding over 900 grants to community projects across Great Britain.  

The aim of the fund is to engage with organisations that are supporting hard to reach individuals, projects need to meet either of the following themes:

  • Overcoming barriers to participation in physical activities in creative ways
  • Increasing social cohesion through developing access to sports and other recreational activities

The funder issued the following coronavirus (COVID-19) update on 1 April 2020:

Peter Cruddas Foundation

Aims/priorities: Peter Cruddas Foundation funds projects that help disadvantaged and disengaged young people in England and Wales.

Priority is given to projects designed to help disadvantaged and disengaged young people in the age range of 14 to 30, to pursue pathways to Education, Training and Employment with the ultimate aim of helping them to become financially independent.

Who can apply? Registered charities

Grant amount: There is no minimum or maximum amount and projects can be funded for more than one year.