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This is not a complete list of grants available to community projects related to or due to Coronavirus, but may give you a few ideas. 

As well as these more specific Coronavirus related grants, please see the other more general grants opportunities listed on our website

East Devon District Council grants

Crowdfund East Devon

East Devon District Council has extra funding available through Crowdfund Devon. This funding has been available since February 2019, but Coronavirus projects are welcome to apply where they fit in with the criteria.

You would need to run a crowdfunding campaign, which takes a bit of time to set up and run. Crowdfunding has really taken off with the Coronavirus situation with a wealth of projects both national and very local being crowdfunded and being successful, where they've been well promoted. Devon County Council and Devon and Cornwall Police also have money available through Crowdfund Devon. Crowdfunder offers a lot of resources to help you get started.

Coronavirus Community Food Fund

We have grants of up to £2,500 available for community projects related to providing food to residents of East Devon who are in food poverty during Coronavirus through our Coronavirus Community Food Fund


Other local funding

Locality Budgets

Each Devon County Councillor has £10,000 available every year, which they give out in grants to worthy community projects

Devon Funding News

Sign up to Devon Funding News, which is produced by Devon County Council. It may have information on useful grants in the coming weeks and months.

Reconnect, Rebuild, Recover Fund

The Reconnect Rebuild Recover Community Fund will provide grant funding of up to £1,000 for smaller projects and between £1,000 and £3,000 for larger projects for community-led initiatives which identify and achieve, in a safe (e.g. COVID-19 compliant) and confident way, the important things that matter to and help local people to reconnect, rebuild and recover their community-led facilities and/or social activity.


National funders

Tesco Community Grants

Tesco Community Grants support local good causes that focus on helping children and families. Examples of eligible applications with a focus on supporting children and families could be;

  • a local school needing food for a children’s breakfast club,
  • a voluntary organisation working with families to run holiday clubs,
  • a charity supporting young people with specialist advice to manage mental health,
  • a brownie or scout group needing new tents,
  • or a youth sports club needing new equipment,
  • a family advice centre wanting to recruit more volunteers,
  • or a local friends of a park group wanting to develop a new toddler area.

Edward Gosling Foundation

The Edward Gosling Foundation are accepting applications from smaller charities providing front line community services to vulnerable people. Their 'Vision' is that people living with a physical and/or mental disability or a long-term illness should have, as many as possible, of the same choices, quality of life opportunities and aspirations as others more fortunate than themselves. 

The February Foundation

The February Foundation is a provider of capital and core costs, particularly for small or minority charities where a small grant will make a big difference. It is  is continuing to operate as normal. It's average grant is £5,000.


The Persimmon Community Champions have funding of up to £1,000 available to groups or organisations.

Yapp Charitable Trust

The Yapp Charitable Trust, although they aren't providing any emergency Covid funding, offer grants to registered charities with a total annual expenditure of less than £40,000, to help pay running costs. They will not fund work that does not focus specifically on one of their priority groups. Grants are normally for a maximum of £3,000 per year and they will fund for up to three years.

National Heritage Memorial Fund

The National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF) has launched a new fund to provide project grants to support any heritage asset which is of outstanding importance to the national heritage and at risk due to the impact of coronavirus.


Lottery Funding

National Lottery Community Fund

The National Lottery Community Fund is working to prioritise funding for groups supporting people and communities facing challenges as a direct result of COVID-19.

The Heritage Fund

The Heritage Fund has support available for people and organisations working across the heritage sector.

The Arts Council

The Arts Council's Covid-19 Support has been set this up to ensure the people and organisations that make up the arts, culture, museums and libraries communities are supported during the Coronavirus crisis. A variety of grants, loans and help are available.

Sport England

Sport England have grants available for sporting organisation, groups and clubs. 


Our own webpages

Our normal grants and funding information pages may have useful funding opportunities, even though not directly related to Coronavirus projects.