Covid-19 Small Grants

The Fishmongers’ Company’s Charitable Trust is increasing its grant-making in 2020 in response to Covid-19.

Organisations supporting communities facing financial hardship due to the impact of the pandemic, can apply for a Rapid Response Grant of up to £5,000 from the Fishmongers’ Company’s Charitable Trust.

These grants will be available for a limited time from April 2020 until the end of May 2020. It may be necessary to end the grants round earlier than anticipated due to the volume of applications. The main grants programme will be closed during this time but will re-open in July in time for applications to be then considered in mid-October.

Who can apply?

UK registered charities, or organisations registered with Companies House including Community Interest Companies and Companies Limited by Guarantee that are delivering vital services to vulnerable people facing financial hardship and that have experienced profound disruption to their day-to-day activities and/ or increased demand due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Strong preference will be given to applicants:

  • Who are working to ensure that people experiencing financial hardship, or who are at risk of facing it, have access to nutritious food or mental health support from trained volunteers and professionals.
  • Whose annual income does not exceed £2,000,000.
  • Operating within the City of London and the Boroughs of Camden, Hackney, Islington, Lambeth, Southwark, Tower Hamlets or Westminster.

What can be applied for?

Organisations can apply for capital or revenue funding, either to support the delivery of day-to-day activities made more difficult and costly due to Covid-19, or towards project costs for new work needed in response to the pandemic.


We will endeavour to inform applicants of the outcome within two weeks of an application being received.

Please click here to access the application form.

For Fish & Fisheries Covid-19 related grant enquiries, please click here

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