CAF coronavirus fund now open to charities

The Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) Resilience Fund exists to help charitable organisations in England that support the people hardest hit by Covid-19. CAF has now opened a £20m fund to distribute its share of the government’s coronavirus support package.

Small and medium-sized charities in England have until 10 November to apply to the CAF Resilience Fund, which will make initial grants of between £10,000 and £100,000.

A short explainer video about the CAF Resilience Fund is available here and full details of the qualifying criteria can be found here.

Charities can apply for targeted funding for core costs, staffing, volunteer costs, supplies and equipment, communications or other critical charitable areas

CAF hopes to notify all successful applicants by 31 December and all grants will then need to spend by the end of March 2021.

CAF expects to announce more details about a further £20m of funding in spring 2021.

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