Helping you to keep going

S&CC Coronavirus Response Fund

Our Coronavirus Response Fund offered £1 million in grants to social enterprises and trading charities that employ people from disadvantaged or vulnerable groups.

These organisations have been particularly hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic. In many cases, they have suffered a severe loss of trading income and many have had to shut down vital support services.

We wanted to bridge the revenue gap so that they could continue to deliver positive impact in their communities.

We received almost 400 applications but after some very tough decisions, we are delighted to announce the winners.

COVID Grant Recipients

During the COVID-19 pandemic, NatWest Social & Community Capital launched a Coronavirus Response Fund to provide £1 million of grants to 33 organisations offering employment to disadvantaged and vulnerable groups, helping them preserve over 400 jobs.

The Winners

Other opportunities

We have a number of programmes to support social enterprises and if you would like to be added to our mailing list for future opportunities, please let us know on natwestscc@natwest.com

Opportunities with S&CC and NatWest

  • NatWest WISE100: a platform connecting women in the space, enabling them to learn from and inspire each other, discover collaboration opportunities and ultimately increase their social impact, in conjunction with social enterprise magazine Pioneers Post.
  • NatWest SE100: The SE100 Index and Social Business Awards is run by NatWest and Pioneers Post every year to name, celebrate and learn from the UK's 100 most impressive social enterprises.
  • Entrepreneur Accelerator: a six-month fully-funded programme for entrepreneurs with high growth businesses who are looking to scale up.

We have also been sharing information about other support and funding during the coronavirus crisis via our twitter feed: @SocComCap. The Government have also provided advice for businesses. Good Finance has a collection of COVID-19 support pages and links to finance available.