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The COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on those we support in a number of ways. We will continue to be as helpful and flexible as possible.

We took our own approach to proactively support the teams, charities and social enterprises in our network and importantly, the vulnerable communities who rely on their work. We understand that activities need to be delivered in different ways and that ‘business as usual’ is not always possible. We have remained in contact with all our current and prospective grantees and we have seen thoughtful, considered examples of how organisations are adapting to meet the heightened needs of their communities. We also joined the COVID-19 Funders Pledge.

We are considering relief support for our network on a case-by-case basis in order to address the individual needs of each organisation. We are providing a range of support from funding to cover core operating expenses, through to support towards equipment and food parcels.

Here are some examples of the additional support we have provided in response to the crisis:


Buddhist Heritage Project
Emergency funding towards hand sanitiser spray and food for children at the Buddhist Academy, Luang Prabang.

Make Your Way CIC
Relief funding towards one month’s operating expenses due to the sudden financial loss caused by the crisis.
UK: North East

NMCKKSzSz Tanoda Network
A grant to purchase mobile internet subscriptions, along with communication and learning equipment, plus a grant to provide food for families facing hardship.

Well Grounded CIC
Support towards organisational operating expenses due to the significant loss of traded income.
UK: London

Live Consciously Association
A relief grant to provide food donations for families in extreme hardship.

Woodshed Workshop
Support to provide care packages for vulnerable households, plus phone support costs.
UK: North East

Roma Community Care
A grant to purchase the equipment needed to deliver services online and by phone.
UK: East Midlands

Mahajana Foundation
Support to provide vouchers for families facing hardship for food supplies, hygiene and cleaning products, as well as clothing items.

Bike Stop
Support towards staff wages to meet increased demand for services.
UK: North East

Enactus UK
A grant towards the provision of laptops, trolleys and enrichment content for secondary schools.
UK: East Midlands

If you have any questions or require further information about our COVID-19 response, please get in touch at