Coronavirus support: clubs, societies and not-for-profits

We want to help community organisations access the support, funding and digital services that are available.

Grants and funding

We understand it’s a difficult time for not-for-profit organisations.  Small charities, clubs and societies may not be eligible for government lending schemes.

To help you through these challenges, we’ve provided some information on external grants and other potential funding sources that could help your organisation manage the impact of coronavirus.


National Council for Voluntary Organisations

Help with contingency planning and details of further funding options.

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Directory of social change

Resources and information for charities, including sources of funding from trusts, companies and government.


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100% free, for charity fundraising projects during the current crisis.

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UK Community Foundations

Find your local Community Foundations and see funds available via NET.

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London Funders

Coordinated funding to support groups respond to the needs of communities affected by coronavirus.

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Government support for larger charities

We have several support schemes available for larger charities. We recommend you check your organisations’ eligibility to apply for funding. Contact your Relationship Manager to discuss your needs.

Useful NatWest business hub guidance

How are fundraising organisations adapting to society in lockdown when income streams have dried up and demand for their help is soaring?

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With ESG an increasingly pressing concern, charities need to be ethically sound to ensure they survive into the future.

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Charitable trusts with a finite time span can be an effective way to respond to a specific event, such as the coronavirus pandemic.

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Ways to bank from home

You may not be able to get to your local branch. Here are some options to help you manage your accounts and complete your banking safely and securely online.

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Online Banking is available to NatWest business account customers. Mobile App is available on selected iOS and Android devices with a UK or international mobile number in selected countries.

Online Banking

Online Banking is the quickest way to get most everyday account tasks done. Check your balances, set up and amend standing orders, transfer money and make payments.

If you’re not signed up to Online Banking yet, you can register here.

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Manage your accounts online

Complete many common tasks online, even if you don’t have Online Banking. Here you can manage signatories, change your address or update contact details.

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If you have Bankline, log in to manage your accounts, payments or customise your security and account settings.

You can also find support with our Bankline webinars

*Bankline is available to NatWest business current account customers. Fees may apply.

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Mobile Banking

Use mobile banking to manage your finances securely via your mobile device. Find out more about what you can do, and how to register.

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Bankline for Communities

Introducing a new online service for clubs, charities and societies to manage their accounts online.

Be among the first to join our pilot programme.

Further digital resources

More than ever, community organisations are embracing digital tools, not only for their banking needs, but also for running day-to-day operations and minimising disruption from Covid-19.

We provide a selection of tools to support the running of your organisation.

Coronavirus Support for Charities

Free accounting software? Yes please.

FreeAgent accounting software supports you with everyday business activities like invoicing, staying on top of tax and forecasting cashflow. Even better, it’s free for eligible business customers as long as you retain your account. Optional add-ons may be chargeable.

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Coronavirus Support for Charities


Access tools to help with employment law, HR, health & safety and environmental matters.

*Mentor services may incur costs.

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Coronavirus Support for Charities

Social and community capital

Social & Community Capital is a charity funded and supported by NatWest in order to help social enterprises and community businesses.

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We hope we've helped

Hopefully, this information has been useful, and you’ve found the support you need. If you need more help, head to our support centre where you can access further assistance.