Coronavirus: resources and help for you and the people you support

As the coronavirus situation continues to develop in the UK, we know your organisation will be thinking about how best to support your staff, volunteers and learners.

We’ve been working away on collating some useful resources and other valuable information to help you and your learners find the latest support and advice online. We will be keeping this page up to date all the time - please do let us know if you come across anything you think would be of use on this webpage by sending it to or calling us on 0114 349 1666.

Alongside this, our online learning platform Learn My Way continues to be available, providing a safe and easy to access route for people to build up the essential digital skills they need.

You can also fill in our survey to tell us more about your current challenges. This situation is changing rapidly, and we want to be able to work together with you to provide the support you need - and to understand what you’re doing to support your communities.

DevicesDotNow- request devices 

We're proud to be working with FutureDotNow on their exciting new initiative DevicesDotNow. The new initiative will target the 1.9 million households who don't have access to the internet and are digitally excluded as we face a socially distanced world gripped by COVID-19. You can read more about the project here

UK grants database- new COVID-19 grants tab

From feedback from our Network, we launched a grants database, featuring lots of funding opportunities across the UK from various different types of organisations. We've recently added a new COVID-19 grants tab, so you can access the latest opportunities all in one place. 

Webinar recording: Managing coronavirus as an Online Centre

Over 11 million people in the UK lack basic essential digital skills which means a significant proportion of the population are unable to access health advice and information online. If you couldn’t make it to our webinar, this is a recording which demonstrates how individuals can access resources online and learn how to video call their GP and their loved ones. We also hear about the challenges Online Centres are facing as an organisation to understand how we can help you further.



Funding and support:

GovGrant - funding support available for businesses

AVIVA community fund

Bank of Scotland Foundation - Reach programme (October 2020)

Barchester's Charitable Foundation 

Baring Foundation - Strengthening Civil Society Programme

Charity Bank - emergency funding for charities and social sector organisations

Charity Excellence COVID-19 funder database

Clarion Housing Group - The William Sutton Prize for Social Innovation (30 Sept)

Dulverton Trust - funding for charities

Food for Life - small grants (April 2021)

Get Grants - all funding opportunities

Greggs Foundation - Hardship fund (ongoing)

Halifax Foundation - COVID-19 grants

Hackney Council - coronavirus funding support

Independent Age grants fund (11 Sept)

Institute of Fundraising - coronavirus emergency funding sources

Joseph Rowntree Foundation Charitable Trust - funding 

Learning Disability England - COVID response grants

Morrisons Foundation - grant funding

National Lottery Fund- community grants

National Lottery Heritage- emergency fund

Postcode Neighbourhood Trust - COVID-19 grants

Power to Change - COVID-19 community-led organisations recovery scheme

UK Community Foundations- support for charities and groups

The Allen Lane Foundation - Social Cohesion Programme

The Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust - grants for charities

The Belms Trust - grants for charities in the North of England

The Edge Foundation - post COVID-19 revival fund

The Edward Gostling Foundation - fast track grants

The Foyle Foundation - small grants programme

The Lennox Hannay Charitable Trust Grants 

The Ragdoll Foundation - grants

The Volant Charitable Trust - COVID-19 response fund

ThirdSector COVID-19 funding live tracker

Morrisons Foundation - COVID-19 homeless support fund

Prince's Trust - future workforce fund (Greater Manchester)

Steve Morgan Foundation extends funding until September

Sport England: community emergency fund

South Yorkshire's Community Foundation - COVID-19 response and recovery grants

Tesco Bags of Help - COVID-19 communities fund

The Dulverton Trust - funding 

Yorkshire Building Society- charity support fund

Virgin Money Foundation - Heart of the community fund

VCSE - health and wellbeing funding 

WRAP: COVID-19 emergency surplus food grant

Forever Manchester - community support fund

Quartet Community Foundation – South West coronavirus Response Fund

Cambridgeshire coronavirus Community Fund

Coronavirus Community Fund - North and East Yorkshire