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.
100% free, for charity fundraising projects during the current crisis.
UK Community Foundations
Find your local Community Foundations and see funds available via NET.
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
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 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.
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.
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? 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.
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.