About the Covid-19 Support Fund:
Can charities or other organisations apply for funding?
The Fund currently uses umbrella charity organisations to distribute funding to get the help to people quickly at a time of urgent need.
Please note that we are not therefore accepting funding bids from charities. We are working with independent advisers, who are helping us identify how the remaining donations from the fund can have the most impact in helping those affected by the Covid-19 crisis and who will then set up partnerships with charities on our behalf.
How have the beneficiary charities been selected?
The charities have been selected by the Covid-19 Support Fund’s Governance Committee, which has been advised by our partners at the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF).
CAF conducted in-depth research earlier this year to identify key areas of social need which have become more prevalent since covid-19, aligning these with UN Sustainable Development Goals. Following the identification of key areas of social need, CAF conducted a rigorous search and selection process to identify charity partners within each of the themes.
Throughout the process, CAF have worked to identify and select projects where support is needed most across core themes and needs throughout the UK.
Who is donating to this Fund?
The Fund is drawn from voluntary donations across the long-term savings and insurance sector and donations can be either public or private.
How can I donate to the Fund?
Firms from the insurance and long-term sector can donate to the Fund. To learn more, please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Covid-19 Support fund is working in partnership with the Charities Aid Foundation, and a network of partners, including the National Emergencies Trust.
Watch this video to learn about how the Fund will help with their work.