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Grants and Funding News
16Apr

Clothworkers' Emergency Capital Programme

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Fund Information

Funding body:

Clothworkers' Foundation

Maximum value:

£ 5,000

Application deadline:

None specified

Background

The programme is provided and administered by the Clothworkers' Foundation, which is the independent charitable arm of the Clothworkers' Company.

Objectives of Fund

Small grants are available for the purchase of essential capital items required by charities in the UK to respond or adapt to the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.

Value Notes

Grants of up to £5,000 are available.

Grants must be for less than 50% of an organisation's annual income.

The total fund is £300,000.

Who Can Apply

Applications are accepted from charities and not-for-profit organisations with an annual income of less than £2 million. Organisations must be able to demonstrate their not-for-profit status in the application form and their accounts (a Constitution document alone is not a sufficient demonstration of eligibility).

Eligible organisations are:

  • Charities registered with the Charity Commission, including charitable incorporated organisations (CIOs).

  • Community interest companies (limited by guarantee without share capital).

  • Exempt charities (details of the principal regulator and/or evidence of HMRC exemption is required).

  • Special schools.

Applications are only open to charities whose beneficiaries are not based in London. (London charities can instead apply to the London Community Response Fund.)

Location

UK, excluding London

Restrictions

Funding is not available for:

  • Organisations that promote a particular religion or that only provide services to people of a particular religion.

  • Organisations whose beneficiaries are based in London (a separate funding scheme - London Community Response Fund - is available for London charities).

  • Capital projects that are planned as part of the organisation's ordinary course of business.

Eligible Expenditure

Grants are for the purchase of essential capital items required to adapt or increase a charity's services in response to the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.

Priority will be given to organisations supporting vulnerable and 'at risk' groups within the Foundation's nine programme areas:

  • Alcohol and substance misuse.

  • Disadvantaged minority communities.

  • Disadvantaged young people.

  • Domestic and sexual abuse.

  • Homelessness.

  • Older people.

  • People with disabilities.

  • Prisoners and ex-offenders.

  • Visual impairment.

The Foundation expects the criteria for the programme to evolve as it develops its understanding of the needs of organisations supporting beneficiaries in its programme areas.

How To Apply

Applications can be made at any time.

Applicants should initially complete the online eligibility quiz on the Clothworkers' Foundation website to gain access to the application form.

The Foundation aims to communicate decisions within one to two weeks of receipt of an application.


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Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

  1. Enquiries
    Clothworkers' Foundation
    Clothworkers’ Hall
    Dunster Court
    Mincing Lane
    London
    EC3R 7AH
    Email: [email protected]

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