Funder Statement on Covid 19, March 2020

We, along with a wider group of funders, recognise that the covid-19 outbreak is an exceptional event that will have an impact on civil society groups, and want to offer reassurance that we stand with the sector during this time. We wish to be as helpful as possible during the coming weeks and month so that civil society groups can focus on the vital work of supporting some of the most vulnerable people in our communities. We understand that there will be times when staff and volunteers will not be available, when beneficiaries may need services to be provided in different ways, or when systems need to be flexible to ensure that needs are met.

If your community services or organisation are affected by the covid-19 outbreak, and you receive grant* funding from us, we are committed to:


We also recognise that there may be further shocks to the system caused by covid-19 that may impact on your other income streams, or require a more urgent response from funders.  Where we have any news on emergency funding we commit to publishing this on the London Funders web page so you can see all available programmes in one place.

This statement is being coordinated by London Funders, but is not only for their members or funders in London. 

This commitment applies to all of our grantees, wherever you are based across the UK.

*This does not apply to commissioned services or contracts where there will be separate discussions between commissioners and provider organisations.