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Coronavirus Emergency Support Fund

The Coronavirus Emergency Support Fund is for:


1. Immediate Emergency Relief

 Apply if you are a constituted charitable or community organisation in Leicester, Leicestershire or Rutland providing immediate emergency relief to one or more groups of people below:



They are made from the National Emergencies Trust money; and some companies and private donors have also added to the fund, notably SEGRO.  These grants are our first priority and the team is focused on processing applications as quickly as possible.


All grant projects must be delivered and fully spent within 3 months.


Grant sizes are as follows:

Tier 1 – between £500 and £5,000

Tier 2 – up to £10,000

Repeat Applications

Grantees are welcome to reapply for a second grant following successful review of their Interim Monitoring Review and submission of your End of Grant Report. Please note this does not guarantee funding and a second application will still go through the assessment and panel process.


2. General Coronavirus Support

A smaller part of the fund is made up of donations from local companies and donors to meet important but less immediate needs that have arisen due to the lockdown and the coronavirus crisis, for example:

As we are prioritising emergency and immediate relief, it will take longer to review less urgent – though important – applications. Please allow us 4-6 weeks to process. Grant sizes are between £500 and £5,000 and must be spent within 3 months.


Please read the ** Coronavirus Support Fund Eligibility and Guidance ** before submitting an application.

Click **HERE** to apply to either part of the Coronavirus Emergency Support Fund.

Please contact a member of the grants team if you have any queries or need help at any stage of the application process. We are always happy to help in any way we can.

Telephone: 07310 166 399 or 07496 179 376       Email: