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Sylvia Waddilove Foundation UK - COVID–19 Emergency Fund

03 November 2020/Categories: Grants_and_Funding

Grants are available for small to medium sized not-for-profit organisations in the UK who are struggling to manage the financial impact of COVID-19 either because of increased demand for their services or from loss of income.

Fund Information

Funding body:

Sylvia Waddilove Foundation

Maximum value:

£ 1,000

Application deadline:

None specified

Objectives of Fund

The Foundation is providing emergency funding for UK small to medium sized organisations who have been adversely affected by the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.

Value Notes

Grants up to £1,000 are available.

Who Can Apply

Charities, CICs and registered societies can apply.

The organisation must have an income less than £500,000, have free reserves below £100,000 and operate in one of the following areas:

  • Education relating to non-domestic animals.

  • Visual and performing arts.

  • Medical research.

  • The relief of disability or severe illness.

  • Accommodation of those in need.


United Kingdom


The following exclusions apply:

  • 'Friend's-Of' charities.

  • Applications for domestic animals.

  • Replacement funds.

  • The applicant and beneficiaries are not based in the UK.

Eligible Expenditure

Eligible costs include (but are not limited to):

  • Staff costs and other overheads.

  • Increased demand for services linked directly to COVID-19 or lockdown.

  • Changes to working practices eg laptop purchase, etc.

  • Deep cleaning of premises as a result of a confirmed COVID-19 case.

How To Apply

Applications are accepted at any time and decisions may be reached within three weeks.

Short application forms are available from the website of Pothecary Witham Weld. The completed form must be returned by e-mail (not by post).

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Addresses and contacts

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

  1. Trust Administrator
    Sylvia Waddilove Foundation
    c/o Pothecary Witham Weld Solicitors
    84 Eccleston Square
    SW1V 1PX
    Tel: 020 7821 8211
    Email: [email protected]


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