the Community Foundation for the people of Kirklees.

The NET Coronavirus Emergency Fund

One Community Foundation understands the impact that the Coronavirus will have upon communities; personally, financially and in their capacity to be able to support their most vulnerable members. With this in mind, the Foundation, and its donors, have come together to provide a response to the growing emergency. We are keen to make sure that the organisations helping those most affected get the support that they need, so have launched a Coronavirus Emergency Fund in partnership with NET (National Emergencies Trust).

You can apply for up to £1,000, and we aim for the process to take between 5 and 10 days. This is an evolving situtation and the amount of available funds may well increase.

PLEASE NOTE we are prioritising the following groups and activities for immediate relief:

This means that grants need to be awarded to help organisations respond to the immediate needs experienced by groups to the Covid-19 crisis. For example:

  • Organisations that support the on-going needs of vulnerable people to ensure that their health and wellbeing is maintained
  • Organisations in support of activities that relieve pressure on local statutory services, particularly emergency or health and social care provisions, or compliment their repose
  • Groups and activities that support vulnerable people self-isolating (the elderly, people with pre-existing medical conditions, etc.)
  • Support for food banks and organisations working to combat hardship caused by the pandemic, including child hunger
  • Community response co-ordination
  • Organisations or informal groups that have been specifically established to respond to the crisis
  • Volunteer costs for new and existing organisations responding to the effects of the crisis
  • Additional costs of working remotely and adapting services delivered in the wider community
  • Additional support as required for emotional support, mental health and bereavement support

SECONDARILY, and if funds allow: Support for organisations that provide support for vulnerable groups to counter the loss of income and fundraising, which can be linked directly to the pandemic.

As you can see below we have relaxed the documentation process for groups who have applied before. You can apply again if your project/activity runs short of funds.


IF YOU HAVE APPLIED BEFORE: Only upload a copy of your most recent bank statement

IF YOU ARE APPLYING TO US FOR THE FIRST TIME: We will need a constitution (a copy of the dated and signed document) and your most recent bank statement

IF YOU ARE APPLYING TO US FOR THE FIRST TIME AND HAVE NO BANK STATEMENT: We will require another organisation to hold the funding for you - constitution and bank statement required (from the 'holding' organisation).


Please fill out an application form, by clicking on the link below, and let us know your plans.

Want to make a funding application? Read our guidelines first