Other Funding Sources

In addition to the funding and support available through the Government schemes, other organisations are also offering funding which you may be eligible to apply for.


 Facebook Small Business Grants Programme

Facebook is offering $100 million in cash grants and ad credits for up to 30,000 eligible small businesses in over 30 countries where we operate. The programme can help:

  • Cover staff costs
  • Help with rent costs
  • Connect with more customers
  • Cover operational costs

They'll begin taking applications in the coming weeks, in the meantime, you can sign up to receive more information when it becomes available.

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Historic England Covid-19 Emergency Response Fund

Historic England’s Covid-19 Emergency Response Fund extends a safety net to small heritage organisations at this challenging time.

  • Open to the third sector, and voluntary groups, heritage organisations and self-employed contractors.
  • Grants of up to £25k (grants of £50k also available subject to criteria)
  • Covers (1) Emergency Revenue, (2) Projects and activities.
  • Will support local or national heritage organisations, including privately-owned heritage attractions and heritage businesses.
  • Does not fund costs that are eligible for other Government and/or Lottery channels of support.

For more information and to apply for the fund, click here.

£10m Kick-Start fund

The Government has announced a new package to support small businesses in tourist destinations. Grants of up to £5,000 will be available to help adapt businesses following the coronavirus pandemic. The funding could be used to pay for specialist professional advice, to adopt new technology and online systems or to purchase new equipment. Funding will be allocated to each Local Growth Hub based on how much of their employment base is linked to tourism and hospitality businesses.

The government are due to release more information over the coming days.

Click here for the full announcement


Zoo Animals Fund

The guidance for the Zoo Animals Fund has been amended so that businesses can now apply for funding at any time until 29 January 2021 , meaning that applications can be made by businesses that would not previously have qualified because they would have had more than 12 weeks of financial reserves remaining at the cut-off date.

Click here for more info on Gov.uk


Kent County Council Strategic Recovery Fund

Kent Community Foundation (KCF) is administering this fund on behalf of Kent County Council (KCC) to help organisations to adapt to the “new normal” post COVID-19. It is intended to support organisations to develop/adapt business plans and strategies to put them in a stronger position to thrive, including accessing a range of funding sources. This is about recognising that organisations will need to diversify their business models to adapt to the current challenges and increase the sustainability of organisations. It’s about helping you think through a strategic problem facing your organisation.

Click here for more information. 


Kent County Council Arts Investment Fund – reset and forward plan

Applications are being invited for Arts Investment Funding for the financial year 2021/2022. KCC are providing funding to help the sector to reset and forward plan to adapt to the new environment. They are offering grants of up to £2,500 to help you respond to the immediate challenges you are facing and develop plans for the future. This fund does not require match funding. The deadline for applications is Thursday 11 February 2021.

Click here for more information.