Southwark's Community Response to Covid-19

Peter Minet Trust, United St Saviour’s Charity and other Southwark funders have joined up and combined nearly £500,000 to launch an emergency response fund for community organisations.

To help charities, social enterprises and community groups in Southwark manage the impact of COVID-19, United St Saviour’s and a group of local funders is today announcing a new emergency fund. With pooled contributions from United St Saviour's Charity, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity, Peter Minet Trust and Southwark Charities, a total of £455,000 has been earmarked for Southwark communities.

This fund is in addition to the London Community Response fund, coordinated by London funders, which launched on 27th March.  Through the London Community Response Fund, over £10m is now available to charities, social enterprises and community groups across the capital for emergency financial support to help manage the impact of Covid-19.

The ‘Southwark Community Response Fund’ will be managed by United St Saviour's Charity, with input from other contributing funders,, but to make it as simple as possible for community organisations all applications will go through the London Community Response portal, and will need to match their priorities and criteria.

Wave 2: Crisis response grant fund is open. Details of Wave 3's fund will be published soon.

  • Crisis response – grants of up to £10,000 to enable you to meet the immediate needs of communities, from food and essentials, to equipment and additional short-term staff costs;

If you applied in wave 1 (food and essentials) you can re-apply in this wave as well.

Future funding programmes may include longer-term and recovery costs.

Charities and community groups seeking more information on the Southwark Community Response Fund and guidance on how to apply should contact Sarah Thurman at United St Saviour's Charity on

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