The CAF Resilience Fund exists to help charitable organisations in England that support the people hardest hit by Covid-19.
Through hundreds of targeted grants, this fund will support those working with vulnerable and disadvantaged groups such as those living in deprived areas, those supporting Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities and people with disabilities.
Both registered and unregistered charitable organisations, including community interest companies and social enterprises, can apply for the CAF Resilience Fund.
Applications close midday (GMT) on 10 November 2020.This fund will initially distribute £20 million made up of grants ranging from £10,000 to £100,000 to deliver rapid relief from the impact of Covid-19.
The amount of grant awarded to a charitable organisation will be based on the reasons behind the request for help and the organisation’s annual income before the pandemic hit. Charities applying must be based in the UK and deliver their services in England, and must be able to spend the grant money before 31 March 2021.
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
The CAF Resilience Fund is supported by DCMS and ABI specifically to reach the most under-represented and vulnerable groups in England. Government funding has been made available across the UK to the Devolved Administrations and other programmes may exist for charitable organisations in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.