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Coronavirus Response Fund


Click here you can find a full list of successful bids.

Message from Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Kim McGuinness:

Things are really tough for everyone right now. Across the region hundreds of organisations are facing an unprecedented challenge in how they support families and vulnerable people and help prevent crime following the outbreak of the Coronavirus.

So, I’ve decided to bring forward my annual £200,000 community fund as a new project designed to help local charities and community groups to continue their vital work.

With immediate effect from today (Monday 30 March), my office will take applications for grants of up to £5k to help sustain the delivery of crucial community projects that have been impacted by the current global health crisis.

I will welcome applications from a variety of organisations including those helping people at risk of domestic abuse and organisations helping young people experiencing abuse, neglect or the impacts of poverty now the stability and support of schools has been taken away.

We have many fantastic services across Northumbria all playing an important part in the region’s response to the current crisis in some way and I wanted to get some financial help out there as soon as possible, so please, get your applications in now. 

We’ll get through this,


About the Coronavirus Response Fund:

What is the fund? The £200,000 fund has been set up to support small and large charities organisations who are struggling to retain their offer of support to victims and communities in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Who can apply? Local charity, voluntary, social enterprises and community groups in Northumberland and Tyne and Wear.

What’s it for? Helping fund projects that:

  • Support victims,
  • Improve people’s lives to prevent crime – support access to services for those in need of safeguarding or reduce reoffending
  • Build community confidence

How and when can I apply? You can apply now – see documents for details.

Coronavirus Response Fund – Guidance Document

Frequently Asked Questions