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More than £1.2million match funding available

Up to £10,000 match funding to help your voluntary or community organisation overcome the effects of the pandemic.


About this fund

Active National Emergencies Trust Local Action Fund
National Emergencies Trust Local Action Fund
Get up to £10,000

Crowdfunder and the National Emergencies Trust have teamed up to make more than £1.2m match funding available to help voluntary and community organisations in the UK overcome the effects of the pandemic. This exciting new opportunity aims to support long-term sustainability and open up new avenues of income for brilliant local groups who are making a real difference to the people in their communities.

You need a crowdfunding project to apply for funding. Start or continue adding your project and, if eligible, you'll be prompted to apply.

Criteria
The National Emergencies Trust’s Local Action Fund

This match fund of up to £10,000 per project has been launched by the National Emergencies Trust as part of its Coronavirus Appeal. It offers support to voluntary and community organisations in the UK by helping them to counter financial challenges created by the pandemic, including the inability to fundraise in the usual ways, reductions in staff and volunteers, and increased demand on their services.

Eligible organisations:

The following are eligible to apply to be part of the match funding programme:

  • Registered charities, including charitable incorporated organisations
  • Constituted organisations and non-registered charities
  • Community interest companies
  • Churches and other religious organisations (if the funded activity is not deemed to be proselytising).
  • Other voluntary community organisations or those not constituted but deemed appropriate by Crowdfunder under this Programme would be eligible, with appropriate endorsement from the statutory body, charity, parochial church council or community foundation etc.

Eligible services include:

  • Health and wellbeing services
  • Activities that relieve pressure on local statutory services
  • Services for vulnerable people self-isolating
  • Services addressing food poverty
  • Community response coordination
  • Services supporting those experiencing, or at risk of, domestic abuse, those facing homelessness and those working with refugees and or asylum seeker communities
  • Services supporting young people's access to education
  • Services supporting those in poverty or at risk of poverty

Match Funding criteria:

If your application is approved, you will be eligible to receive up to £10,000 from the National Emergencies Trust, matched pound for pound. Match funding is on donations only and not included in recurring donations, rewards and prize draw entries.

To receive match funding, the following conditions must all be met:

  • Your project must raise funds from at least 25 unique supporters within four weeks.
  • For every donation made towards your project we'll match it up to £250, so if your project receives a donation of £20 we'll add another £20, If your project receives a donation of £500 then you'll receive an additional £250.
  • Only one donation per supporter will be matched (we will not provide match funding where a supporter is deemed to have made multiple donations).
  • If your project is an “all or nothing project” your project must reach its target.

You can receive a maximum of £10,000 of match funding per organisation.

Note – the National Emergencies Trust reserves the right to vary these criteria. Projects will be notified if their criteria will vary from the stated terms above.

Before completing your application please read the full Eligibility and Pledge Criteria. Read here.

Projects will be required to agree to the Terms and Conditions.

How does it work?

Successful applicants will each run a campaign to raise money from the crowd on Crowdfunder. The National Emergencies Trust will match any donations they receive pound for pound, up to a total of £10,000, using funds from its Coronavirus Appeal.

Crowdfunding in 60 seconds

Got a minute to spare? Watch our 'how it works' animation. You'll get a brief overview of how crowdfunding works and what extra support, services and money that only Crowdfunder can give you. 

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How +Extra funding works

start a project

Start a project

 Start a new project on Crowdfunder, tell us the basics and a rough outline of your story. Then we can show you funds that you may be eligible for.

Apply for funding

Apply for funding

You can then choose to make an application for a relevant fund. If a partner likes your project, they may agree to support it.

start crowdfunding

Start crowdfunding

Start raising money from the crowd and once you reach an agreed percentage of your target, one of our partners could boost your total with a large donation.

Learn to crowdfund

Supported by

Salford City Council