COVID19 & Funding

Due to the uncertain nature of the COVID19 virus pandemic and government lockdowns many charities and community organisations had to rethink their framework.

Traditional fundraising activities has now been seriously reduced or even cancelled, whilst many organisations have to add additional services or changes to their infrastructure with less revenue. Numerous Funders have created emergency funding programmes for both regional and national level charitable works. These funds are to support charities to sustain their work, develop new ways of working (often online) and to provide emergency provisions and interventions.

These are only a few examples of various funding bodies setting aside revenue for organisations and community services.

  • The National Lottery Communities Fund has freed up £370 million for small and medium-sized charities.
  • The Government has announced £750 million package to help sport and physical activity.
  • Sports England has created a £195 million Community Emergency package.
  • The Arts Council has created a £160 Emergency Response package.
  • The Heritage Lottery has created a £50 Emergency Fund.
There are of course various local funding pots specific to helping community services, which is vital for local areas. My advice is be careful to understand the criteria for local pots and make sure you read guidance notes, grants will be made quickly but there wont be enough money so an easy criteria mistake may cost you dearly. Wil Woan.

At Wil Woan consultancy, we’re proud to say that we have already applied and been successful with a number of bids with our existing clients to ensure essential resources are distributed to those in lock down. We understand that many charities are jumping into new waters and unsure how to go about accessing funding. Our services offer personal, affordable and accurate advice which will help you to navigate this current crisis.

If you wish to talk in person click here or read more about our successful grants for COVID19 emergency funding by clicking here.

Current Amount of Funding Successfully Achieved for our Clients in 2020


£345,254


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