Coronavirus Foundation Update

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Coronavirus Foundation Update

1 May 2020

Coronavirus Community Fund Update

Opened 15th March

1,016 applications received 

£1.68 Million awarded to groups 

Over 515 groups supported

View groups here.


So far, we’ve been able to support an incredible outpouring of generosity and community spirit. As we’ve done that, we’ve been learning and adapting, ensuring the Coronavirus Community Fund is focused on helping the most vulnerable at this time.  Groups working with people of all ages and at increased risk as a result of the virus, particularly in relation to poor mental health and wellbeing and vulnerable isolated people, particularly in rural areas. Funding between £1,000 and £10,000 available. You can see the groups we have funded across Northern Ireland in the map below, click here to view in more detail. 




The Foundation have been delighted with the support and have partnered with various organisations and funders determined to support communities in this uncertain time. Thank you to all our partners including Ulster Garden Villages Ltd, Department for Communities, The VSB Foundation, ARN Foundation, National Emergencies Trust, Bank of Ireland, Derry City and Strabane District Council, Comic Relief and most recent Department for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs. Helping us to reach a total fund of £1,090,000 to support communities.  


If you would like to contribute to this fund and support the people and organisations that are dealing with those most critically affected by the virus, you can make your donation here or contact 


This week we were pleased to work with Comic Relief to open a No Child Goes Hungry Fund. Contributing to community-based food provision responses that support local families with children under the age of 10 who may face food poverty as a result of school closures and/or loss of household income as a result of the COVID-19 virus. Grants up to £2,000 available. Apply here. 


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