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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.

Directory of social change

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

Crowdfunder

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

UK Commuity Foundations

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

London Funders

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

S&CC Coronavirus Response Fund

We're offering £1 million in grants to organisations across the UK who employ people from disadvantaged or vulnerable groups.

Visit our page to find out more information and how to apply.

If you are already a Social & Community Capital customer, please do get in touch with us - we're available to chat through your concerns with you. 

Eligibility criteria apply. 

Useful RBS 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?

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

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

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.

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.

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

Digital Banking

Digital 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 Digital Banking yet, you can register here.

Manage your account online

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

Bankline

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 RBS business current account customers. Fees may apply.

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.

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.

Free accounting software

FreeAgent helps you simplify your accounting. Whether it’s firing off an invoice, tracking your expenses or staying on top of your cash flow.

*FreeAgent is free to customers who currently have a business account with us.

MentorLive

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

*Mentor services may incur a fee

Social and community capital

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

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.