COVID-19: Funding

There have been a number of new funding pots created specifically to support Third Sector Organisations and Groups during these difficult times. (NB: a number of them have similar names, so it can be a bit confusing so please take your time to read through the info)
In addition to the ones below you can also use the Funding Finder on to search for other COVID-19 specific funding.

GAVO's COVID-19 Small Grant Scheme

(Administrated by: GAVO)

As part of the Welsh Government support for the Third Sector, GAVO has £25,000 per county to distribute in small grants to support voluntary groups who are actively providing vital COVID-19 support to their communities in Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire and Newport. This can be capital or revenue and applications will be prioritised under the following categories:

  • A – Highest priority. Organisations will directly provide or sustain crucial COVID-19 services in the community, ensuring the safety of vulnerable individuals/communities.

  • B – Funding to improve/sustain the COVID-19 services that support the well-being of the most vulnerable individuals/communities.

  • C – Funding for third/voluntary sector that enable them to continue engaging, supporting and developing volunteers and COVID-19 activities for their communities.

Organisations do not have to be registered charities but must be constituted and have a bank account in the name of the organisation with at least two signatories.

Applications are being co-ordinated locally & completed forms need to be submitted with a copy of the constitution or governing document to the GAVO Community Development Manager for the area your organisation works in.


Contact details for the Community Development Team can be found here.

This fund is not suitable for regional bids - please refer instead to the funding administered by WCVA below.

Voluntary Services Emergency Fund

(Administrated by: WCVA)

A new grant scheme to enable voluntary organisations providing vital support during the Coronavirus crisis to continue and expand their work. Grants will support not for profit organisations working at a community scale up to a national level in Wales and can be between £10,000 – £100,000. WCVA can consider requests outside of this range but please contact them to discuss

Click here to find out more and to apply

Third Sector Resilience Fund for Wales
(Administrated by: WCVA)

This fund is designed to support those voluntary sector organisations that need financial support to survive the current crisis primarily because of an unprecedented fall in their fundraising and donation income.


In addition, the fund offers a bridging loan option of for the equivalent of two months’ furloughed wages (up to £25,000) to tide voluntary organisations over while waiting for furlough reimbursements from the Government.

Click here to find out more and to apply

Coronavirus Resilience Fund

(Administrated by: Community Foundation Wales)

Community Foundation Wales have established this fund to assist groups and organisations providing services and support to individuals and families, whether singly or collectively, affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. Grants of between £500 and £2,000 are available for groups with an annual income of up to £200,000

This grant is now open for applications:

CAF Coronavirus Emergency Fund

(Administrated by: Charities Aid Foundation)

CAF has launched this rapid response 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. 

To find out more and apply click here:


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