Cost of Living Crisis News Round-up - Funding for Charities, October 2022

Here is a collection of funding announcements and resources aimed at helping charities continue their work to help others during the country’s Cost of living Crisis.

Due to the varying nature and progress of public policies and other related activity, MVA do advise that some of the information below may have changed since the time of its issue, and whilst every effort has been made to provide up-to-date details, they ask that readers please check with each organisation’s website for the latest news.

Aviva Community Fund Cost of Living Boost
The Aviva Community Fund will shortly be offering additional funding for causes supporting financial wellbeing in their communities.

Aviva say the cost-of-living crisis is making it harder for people and communities to keep up with rising costs, which means local causes that help them have never been more important.

In response, national insurance firm Aviva have expanded their Community Fund's eligibility criteria to help more organisations to keep their doors open and support those affected.

Aviva say the deadline for applications is 31stDecember2022, or until the entire funds are allocated.

More information and how to apply is available at the Funder’s website.

Sport England - Active Together
Supported by The National Lottery, Sport England are offering continued funding as part of a support package to help clubs, enterprise, and similar groups organise campaigns in response to public crises.

Originally set up for the COVID-19 pandemic, and now in response to the cost-of-living crisis, the funder is extending their help for organisations with priority projects and running costs that they might still be struggling with.

At the time of writing, there was no recognised deadline, suggesting this is a Continuous Rolling Programme and applications can be accepted at any time.

More details about this available help for charities can be found at the Sport England website.

Coming Soon - New Core Cost Funding from BBC Children in Need
BBC Children in Need will be launching a new strategy that will see it start funding charities’ core organisational costs.

As well as this new funding stream, under the strategy, Children in Need will continue funding project costs with applications again.

The funder has also announced they will be offering development grants for new organisations or ideas for the first time, due to start as early as Spring 2023.

More details about their new strategy can be found at the funder’s website.

The Charity Excellence Framework CIO (CEF) offer a growing list of further support for Small Businesses and Enterprise, Community Groups, Charities, and similar organisations nationwide.
Offering services such as Charity Governance Advice, Charity Tax Relief, and a FREE Funding Finder, CEF work to provide resources to support the charity sector achieve and succeed.
To find out more, visit their website.

MVA are also continuing their efforts to provide support and advice for the Charity Sector during these challenging times with their Reference Guide to Cost Cutting Measures, available in their Advice and Support pages.
If you would like to see coverage of specific news or subject to help your charity, your project, your community group or enterprise, you can get in touch by email at, you can also contact MVA via the website.