Coronavirus: CAF launches £5m emergency fund for small charities

CAF has launched a £5m emergency fund for small charities to reduce the impact of Covid-19.

The organisation will fund grants of up to £10,000 to small charities that are directly impacted by the pandemic.

Charities with an income of £1m or less can apply for the funding. All charities must be registered with the Charity Commission, Scottish Charity Regulator or the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland.

Applications can be for unrestricted funding for core costs, staffing, volunteer costs, supplies and equipment, communications or other critical charitable areas.

It said charities 'must be able to describe how an emergency grant will improve the situation for your organisation and community'.

All payments to selected charities will be made within 14 days of application, although CAF said it anticipates 'high numbers of applicants' meaning 'it is likely that we will to be able to offer a grant to all eligible applicants'.

More details on how to apply canbe found here.

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