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Coronavirus – True Colours’ ongoing response to the crisis

Our response so far

Between March and October 2020, True Colours approved emergency funding of £1.86 million in response to the Covid-19 crisis. A full list of these grants can be seen below.

These grants included almost £300,000 of UK Small Grants: grants of up to £5,000 were awarded to a wide range of organisations supporting disabled children, children with life-limiting conditions and their families. These grants were primarily to allow small organisations to make essential adaptations in light of Covid-19 to enable the continuation of their vital services. Priority was given to organisations which support a high proportion of children and families from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities and those operating in areas of high deprivation or which were experiencing enhanced restrictions.

Going forward

We have recently signed a statement co-ordinated by London Funders, renewing our assurance that we stand with the charity sector at this very difficult time. We are in regular communication with those we fund and are committed to being as flexible as we can, listening to what they need in these challenging times and adapting our processes and funding accordingly.

We will continue to provide focussed support for the sectors in which we work, many of which are disproportionately affected by the Covid-19 crisis. Because of the huge call on our funds at this time, we are unlikely to begin funding new areas of work, or to support initiatives which do not directly support disabled children and children with life-limiting conditions and their families in the UK, and palliative care in Africa.

Our grants in response to the Covid-19 crisis