Berkshire Community Foundation Vital for Berkshire Coronavirus Fund – deadline 10 May 2021

Article date
12 April 2021
Primary interest
Voluntary sector

Berkshire Community Foundation (BCF) will be allocating funds to local charities, community and voluntary groups impacted by and working to help people affected by the ongoing Covid-19 crisis in Berkshire. Their aims are:

  • To help organisations respond to immediate needs, for instance, supporting those suffering hardship as a result of restrictions to normal activity and their short and long-term economic and social consequences.
  • To help stabilise organisations supporting those in need, i.e. short term core cost funds to keep groups and charities afloat.
  • To help organisations adapt to the crisis, i.e. through service enhancement and development, the purchase of equipment, enhancement of skills and capacity, or organisational development.

Grants up to a maximum of £5,000 will be considered, subject to funding availability.

Who can apply?
  • Charities, community groups or other not-for-profit organisations who are affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Charities, community groups or other not-for-profit organisations who are supporting people affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Small and new groups that are not constituted may apply if they are working with the local CVS, Parish Council or Local Authority. A letter of support or other evidence will need to be provided.
What are the funding priorities?

When reviewing applications, the following is taken into consideration:

  • Whether the project matches the fund’s criteria
  • The amount of funding received in the previous 12 months
  • Project timelines
  • Any outstanding monitoring reports for previous grants made

You will need to check that you are eligible to apply by following this link:

If your organisation is eligible you can then complete the Eligibility Quiz (see link below). If you meet the criteria of the fund, you will be sent a link to an application form.

Is there a deadline?

10am, Monday 10 May 2021.

Further information, how to apply and eligibility quiz