Sylvia Waddilove Foundation UK - COVID–19 Emergency Fund

Grants of up to £1,000 are available for small to medium sized organisations who are struggling to manage the financial impact of COVID-19 either because of increased demand for their services or from loss of income.

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.

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.