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CAF Coronavirus Emergency Fund

30 Mar 2020 - 14:07 by michelle.foster

Charities Aid FoundationIn this time of national crisis, CAF has launched this rapid response Fund to help smaller charitable organisations affected by the impact of Covid-19. Grants of up to £10,000 will help them to continue to deliver much needed support to our communities across the UK.  

This is intended as a rapid response fund, and CAF aim to make payments to selected organisations within 14 days of application.

CAF are anticipating high numbers of applicants and unfortunately it is likely that they will not be able to offer a grant to all eligible applicants.

Who can apply?
Organisations with a charitable purpose and charitable activities, which had income of £1million or less in their last financial year.

This includes:

  • UK registered charities (registered with Charity Commission, Scottish Charity Regulator or Charity Commission for Northern Ireland, or as shown in the Charities Act 2010)
  • Organisations registered with Companies House or the Public Mutuals Register, as a charitable or not-for-profit entity, e.g. Community Interest Companies, Companies Limited by Guarantee and others
  • Unregistered entities and social enterprises

How much can you apply for?
Organisations in the UK with charitable activities can apply for up to £10,000 to support day to day activities in the current health emergency or your Covid-19 emergency response activities.

It is possible that not all grants will be made at the full amount. Please apply for an amount that will make a suitable difference to the size and activities of your organisation.

What can you apply for?
You can apply for unrestricted 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. 

Organisations should make only one application.

CAF intend this to be a rapid response fund and have set systems in place to be able to review applications on a continuing basis.

CAF aim for grants to be paid to selected organisations within 14 days of application.

For more information and to apply click here

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