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 we aim to make payments to selected organisations within 14 days of application.


They anticipate that there will be a high level of requests for support now and in the weeks ahead. They will do their best to manage this proactively and provide a rapid response to organisations which need support. However, they are going to have to prioritise grants, and they may need to focus on:

  • Charities, and other organisations, whose established charitable activities are at risk of being severely reduced to the detriment of vulnerable groups
  • Organisations that are having to deliver core services in fundamentally different or unusual ways in order to respond to the crisis and still reach their beneficiaries
  • Organisations that are deeply embedded¬† with communities and have established networks to deliver their charitable activities
  • Organisations experiencing current cashflow problems, rather than concerns that future income will be reduce

Full details here

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