Coronavirus Update – For details about our application process and grant making, please see below. If you have any questions about making an application, request a call back and a member of our team will get in touch with you directly. If you are a grant holder please use the contact details you have already been given for the individual or team who manages your grant. If you do not know who to contact, please request a call back. We will aim to call you back in 3-5 working days.

Update for our applicants

We are pleased to let you know that we are still assessing applications and awarding new grants. We have not changed our criteria, so please read the guidelines about our different grant programmes.

Please note: we don’t have an emergency grants programme and don’t give grants to individuals apart from those who are registered with us as Kindred.

Reassurance for our grant holders

The coronavirus is an exceptional event and will undoubtedly have an impact on many of our grant holders. We want to reassure you we aim to be as helpful as possible during the coming weeks and months.

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 needs are met. We will, wherever possible, be flexible with your grant requirements.

If your community, services or organisation are affected by the coronavirus outbreak, and you receive grant funding from us, we are committed to, where necessary:

  • Adapting activities – we recognise that you may experience difficulties achieving some of the outputs or outcomes we agreed for your grant during the outbreak, and would like to be able to maintain our grant payments to you at originally-agreed levels during this period, so please have a conversation with us if you are affected in this way;
  • Discussing dates – we don’t want to add pressure, so if you think you will struggle to meet a reporting deadline please get in touch with us so that we can agree a more realistic time for you to get things to us wherever possible;
  • Financial flexibility – we know you may need to use your funding to help cover sickness, purchase equipment, or deliver services differently, and we will be reasonable if you need to move money between budget headings to ensure your work can continue; and
  • Listening to you – we are here if you want to talk to us about the situation you’re facing, but we’ll wait for you to call us so that these conversations are at the right time for you.

If you are concerned about anything around your grant, want to make changes or have any queries please let us know. You can contact your Grants Manager directly, or if you do not know who to contact, please request a call back on our website. It may take us up to five working days to get back to you, but we will respond as soon as we can. We have signed up to the coronavirus funder statement published in full here.