Bettys and Taylors Group Coronavirus Community Fund

The Bettys and Taylors Group Coronavirus Community Fund has been developed as part of Bettys and Taylors Group’s community grants programme, in response to the difficulties small organisations have in funding running costs. This has been made especially difficult at a time when fundraising events have been cancelled, and many local groups do not know when they can start fund raising activities again.

Small organisations who improve the lives of local people can apply for running costs.

Priority will be given to groups whose work meets one or more of the following aims:

  • Promoting good health & wellbeing
  • Reducing inequality
  • Reducing loneliness and social isolation


Size of grants

Groups can apply for an amount between £500 and £1000 for running costs such as rent, utilities, staff or other overheads; or

Groups can apply for an amount between £1001 and £5000 where they can show how the funding towards running costs will help them with a “step change”, no matter how small. Groups should be able to show how they will be better off at the end of the funding period.

Who can apply?

Groups must have an annual income of below £200,000 and must be at least one of the following:

  • constituted voluntary and community groups
  • registered charities
  • co-operatives
  • social enterprises
  • community interest companies (CIC’s will be subject to additional scrutiny as outlined in our grant making policy)

Priority will be given to disadvantaged communities whether this be by reason of geography or other characteristics.

Please read the guidance notes in full for all the priorities for the fund.

How to apply?

Before applying, please read the Bettys and Taylors Group Coronavirus Community Fund Guidance notes  for this grant scheme carefully.

Applications are only considered complete when all supporting documentation has been received, either attached to the online application or emailed to

When to apply?

Please note: due to high demand, the fund will now be closing at the end of May for the second round. Please be sure to have your applications submitted by this date.

There will be two rounds of funding available, with deadlines as follows:

  • 22nd February 2021 (for decisions late March 2021)
  •   31st May 2021 (for decisions late July 2021)

Please apply for either the £500-£1000 grant OR the £1001-£5000 grant.

For the second round (deadline 31st May 2021), available funding will total £50,000. Please be aware, the due to the unprecedented oversubscription in the previous round, the proximity to Bettys Cafe Tearooms was a factor in the decision making process (please see guidance notes for details).  See below for a list of grants awarded in the previous round.

Recently awarded grants

A list of grants awarded for the first round of 2021 can be found here

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