Funding Available to Support Communities…

Lincolnshire Funding Portal

Funding information at your fingertips


Lincolnshire County Council in partnership with East Lindsey, South Kesteven and West Lindsey District Councils, provide a free to use service to enable you to search for funding.  The Funding Portal can be found at  and, once registered, you will be able to search through hundreds of grant schemes to find the right funder.



Heritage Emergency Fund     

To help respond to the immediate crisis and the impact of temporary closures of many heritage sites and loss of revenue, the National Lottery Heritage Fund launching a £50million Heritage Emergency Fund.

“This emergency short-term funding will help address pressures over the next three-six months for those most in need.”

Further information about the fund will be published on the website at:



Coronavirus Appeal

The National Emergencies Trust (NET) is launching a fundraising appeal to help those most affected by the recent coronavirus outbreak.

NET is working with a network of 46 community foundations across the UK. These groups are well-placed to understand who is impacted locally, and how, and what help they need. They also have experience in distributing grants. Individuals should not apply to the NET for help. If you’re a local charity or group that would like to receive support from the appeal, you can contact the Lincolnshire Community Foundation at:


Lincolnshire Covid-19 Crisis Fund

Lincolnshire Community Foundation has launched an appeal that will form part of the Greater Lincolnshire Response & Recovery Fund that will ensure support reaches local charities and community organisations quickly. Grants from the Fund will be made on a rolling basis, beginning as soon as funds become available.


Small Charities Commission – link to UK wide funders

During these unprecedented times we are signposting you to the Small Charities Commission website which has collated the names and links to many different UK wide funders available at this time, all offering funding to deal with the impact of the Coronavirus. They have sections for:

  • UK wide funders
  • Country specific funders
  • Regional funders
  • Global funders
  • Government financial support
  • Specialist funding streams
  • Platforms (for funding)


Please visit the Small Charities Coalition Covid-19 Fundraising tools page.


CAF Coronavirus Emergency Fund

CAF has launched this 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. We anticipate high numbers of applicants and unfortunately it is likely that we will not be able to offer a grant to all eligible applicants.


For further information and details upon how to apply head to the CAF website:


Sport England – Community Engagement Fund

As the country deals with coronavirus (Covid-19), we know sport and physical activity organisations are facing a hugely difficult period of time.

Our Community Emergency Fund aims to deliver immediate funding to those most in need. It’s specifically targeted at organisations, including those not currently supported by us, who have a role in supporting the nation to be active but who are experiencing short term financial hardship or the ceasing of operations due to the on-going crisis.   This £20 million fund is designed to complement other sources of funding from the government, such as funds targeted at small businesses.


The Clothworkers’ Foundation


We recognise that many of our grantees are facing increased and unprecedented difficulties due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We understand that your capital project may now face delays, and/or you may not be able to submit reports on time, and we wish to be as flexible and supportive as possible. If you would like to discuss your current situation or your capital grant, please do not hesitate to contact your grants officer by email or via our online form.

We are increasing our grant-making to support the sector during this crisis. Read about our full response here.

The Clothworkers’ Foundation was set up in 1977 to be the primary vehicle of charitable giving for The Clothworkers’ Company. Since then, we have awarded capital grants of more than £140 million. Today, our primary aim is to improve the lives of people and communities, particularly those facing disadvantage, deprivation and/or discrimination. Registered Charity No. 274100.




Posted Thursday, 7th July 2022