COVID-19 Funding

We've created a new page at www.northumberlandcva.org.uk/covid-19/funding to keep you updated on funding sources related to the COVID-19 Response and Recovery.

Funding Deadline Dates

Remember to keep an eye on our regular funding deadline dates page.

Suicide Prevention Small Grants Fund

The Northern Sub Regional Suicide Prevention Group has allocated funding to those most affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We are committed to supporting organisations and community groups who are looking after those who are isolated and vulnerable within our communities.

Isolation and loneliness can be detrimental to our mental health, and is one of the underlying factors which can result in the loss of a life through suicide. We want to reduce the impact of this pandemic and support groups whose work addresses the following objectives;

  • Enhancing wellbeing and building resilience to Mental Health problems in local communities
  • Promoting Positive mental Health in local communities
  • To increase the community-based support for those at risk of suicide, including in high risk groups (in particular those who are vulnerable and self-isolating).

The deadline is 9th April 2020.

You can download the application form from our COVID-19 Facebook page 

Sir James Knott Trust - Applications now Online

Sir James Knott Trust has introduced an online application which came into effect on 31st March 2020. The main goal was to make it the best it could be for applicants and hopefully speed up the process of applying for funding. 

There are accessible versions of the form for those who are partially sighted or have other needs and, if necessary, applicants can still send applications by email.

The website has been updated with new guidelines on how to complete the form but anyone experiencing problems can get in touch by contacting: info@knott‐trust.co.uk.

There will be a ‘settling in’ period with the new application process and Sir James Knott Trust welcome feedback on ways to improve the form.

An additional change to their grant‐making, is that in future they will not require an umbrella organisation to hold a payment for non‐registered charities, community groups and social enterprises. They will pay the grant direct to the applicant. The normal checks and balances will still have to be followed of course.

The trustees and staff of Sir James Knott Trust hope these changes will improve their service and in light of the current crisis, it made sense to launch it at the earliest opportunity while staff are all working from home so please bear with them if there are any teething problems.

The next deadlines are 12th June and 18th September.

Full details are available on the Sir James Knott Trust website.