Funding Friday

National Farmers Union (NFU) Mutual Community Giving Fund

The National Farmers Union (NFU) is currently inviting applications from charities, community groups and schools across the UK in areas where the NFU has offices. Priority will be given to requests that are supported by NFU Mutual staff members or one of the NFU Mutual local branch offices and applicants that have not previously received a NFU grant.
Grants should be used for specific project costs, such as purchasing an item of equipment or furniture, or something that will help people over a long period of time.

Find your local NFU office.

Grants up to £1,000 with no matched funding requirement are available for:

  • Connecting the community; reducing social isolation, providing opportunities, and encouraging resilience
  • Providing care and support to vulnerable members of the community
  • Relieving poverty; improving the health and wellbeing of communities
  • Advancing the education and experiences for young people.

The next application deadline is: Tuesday 1 December for a decision by 24 December 2020.

Further information, guidance notes and an application form is available on the NFU Mutual website.


The CAF Resilience Fund

The fund exists to help charitable organisations in England that support the people hardest hit by Covid-19.

Through hundreds of targeted grants, this fund will support those working with vulnerable and disadvantaged groups such as those living in deprived areas, those supporting Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities and people with disabilities.

Both registered and unregistered charitable organisations, including community interest companies and social enterprises, can apply for the CAF Resilience Fund.
This fund will initially distribute £20 million made up of grants ranging from £10,000 to £100,000 to deliver rapid relief from the impact of Covid-19.
The amount of grant awarded to a charitable organisation will be based on the reasons behind the request for help and the organisation’s annual income before the pandemic hit.

The causes and communities that the fund aims to help include:

  • People living in poverty
  • Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities
  • Children and young people
  • People with physical or learning disabilities
  • People experiencing mental health conditions
  • Older people
  • Communities facing health inequalities
  • Patient groups with unmet health needs (physical or mental)
  • People facing domestic or other abuse
  • Unemployed people
  • Homeless people
  • People experiencing loneliness and isolation
  • People pushed into crisis because of Covid-19
  • Refugees and migrants
  • Other vulnerable people or communities

Completed applications must be made no later than midday (GMT) on 10 November 2020

To apply visit the website