Postcode Recovery Fund – Applications open until 30 October 2020

Article date
13 October 2020
Primary interest
Voluntary sector

The Postcode Recovery Fund has been created to support charities to develop innovative solutions that address the many issues affecting people as society recovers from the effects of the pandemic. Funding is available for projects that addresses a systemic societal issue related to the pandemic and charities can apply for a grant between £500,000 and £1million to be delivered in 2021-2023.

Who can apply
  • If you are a registered charity, and 
  • You have an annual income at least twice the amount that is being applied for, evidenced in your last set of annual accounts
What are the funding priorities?
  • Educational inequalities – projects that can address the long-term implications that the closing of schools and interruption of education will have for children’s development and life opportunities.
  • Homelessness – the pandemic has meant homeless people have been given accommodation for a sustained length of time. As things return to normal, how can we build on the work done to prevent homelessness?
  • Domestic Violence – domestic violence has seen a significant rise during the pandemic. Applications welcome in the areas of prevention, intervention and support for trauma.
  • Health and wellbeing – projects that can demonstrate a clear plan to support the health and wellbeing of groups who have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic. e.g. refugees, elderly, BAME as well as those who have not been able to access diagnosis or support during lockdown, such as those with existing health conditions.
  • Social exclusion and isolation – the pandemic has highlighted the number of people who are isolated, and the negative impact this has on people’s mental and physical health. The pandemic has also affected groups who don’t have high visibility e.g. carers, disabled people, elderly. How can we build sustainable solutions to this problem?
  • Poverty – foodbank use and emergency free meals have seen huge demand during the pandemic. Projects to help combat this type of poverty at a root level (not just treating the outcome). Please note this list is not exhaustive and applications are welcome beyond these specific areas of interest. 
  • In addition, applications are welcome for projects that incorporate environmental solutions.
What can the grant monies be used for?

General running costs including ongoing staff costs, utility bills, council tax, rent and insurance
etc. that are directly linked with the project are eligible for funding. See the guidance notes linked below for a full list.

Is there a deadline?

Yes, there is a three stage process. Stage 1 is open until 30 October 2020 at 5.30pm

Further support and information:

  • Full guidance notes can be found here
  • Apply online here
  • Their website can be found here