19 grant makers to get share of £85m emergency government funds

The Charities Aid Foundation and the National Emergencies Trust are among 19 philanthropists, funders and foundations to receive a share of £85m in match-funded cash from the government.

The government’s Community Match Challenge scheme was announced as part of a £750m financial support package for charities hit by the coronavirus crisis in April.

The match-funding is being added to money already raised by the organisations, doubling the amount available for distribution.

The money will be distributed through existing partners. In some cases, however, other charities will also be available to apply for funding.

CAF is the biggest recipient with £20m to support work alongside the Association of British Insurers, followed by the Steve Morgan Foundation (£10m), and the Oneside Foundation (£6m).

When the programme launched, the government said that it anticipated matching applications “in the £5 to £20m range”, but most of the successful applications are worth less than £5m.

Over 30 charities, funders and philanthropists applied for a share of the government’s Community Match Challenge, with bids totalling £130m.

Five organisations, including the Lloyds Bank Foundation, will receive between £5m and £6m, while the rest will receive between £1m and £4m.

The full list of the 19 Community Match Challenge recipients is:

  1. ARK – £4.75m
  2. Charities Aid Foundation with Association of British Insurers – £20m
  3. Church Revitalisation Trust / Love Your Neighbour – £4m
  4. Comic Relief – £5m
  5. Founders Pledge – £1.56m
  6. Global’s Make Some Noise – £1.5m
  7. Greggs Foundation – £1m
  8. Henry Smith Charity – £2m
  9. Lloyds Bank Foundation – £5m
  10. Localgiving Foundation – £1m
  11. National Emergencies Trust – £2.5m
  12. The OnSide Foundation – £6m
  13. Pears Foundation – £5.5m
  14. Rank Foundation – £5m
  15. Smallwood Trust – £2.1m
  16. Stefanou Foundation – £2.5m
  17. Steve Morgan Foundation – £10m
  18. The Coalfields Regeneration Trust – £1m
  19. The Vardy Foundation – £2m

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