** UPDATE 20/05/2020 - Applications are now paused as the need for this fund is greater than anyone expected. It is hoped the programme will expand and reopen in future **
The Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) has launched a £5 million emergency grant programme to support small charities during the COVID-19 crisis.
CAF’s emergency fund offers one-off grants of up to £10,000 to small charities and social enterprises that are struggling during the current crisis. The money can be used for unrestricted funding for core costs, staffing, volunteer costs, supplies and equipment, communications or other critical charitable areas. CAF says it aims to pay the grants within 14 days from the application.
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