Coronavirus: A message of support to those we fund

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Coronavirus: A message of support to those we fund

17 March 2020

Coronavirus: A message of support to those we fund

We want to reassure all those we fund that we will stand with you during this exceptional time.

We want to support you as you seek to continue or adapt your vital work.

We can confirm that all those who currently have a grant agreement with us will continue to receive payments as specified in your letter of offer. We understand that the impacts of covid-19 mean that you may not be able to deliver the activities, outputs or outcomes originally agreed. We encourage those organisations with core or unrestricted grants to use the flexibility that comes with this funding to help you deal with the challenges you face.

For those organisations with project grants, please contact your grants officer if you would like to discuss significant changes to your planned work and expenditure.

We are open to changing reporting requirements for those that require this, and are currently considering other ways in which we can adapt our grant-making practice to support you. We will provide an update on this in due course.

We know you will be busy with contingency planning for your own organisations. We are here if you want to talk to us but will wait for you to contact us when the time is right for you.

JRCT has signed up to a joint statement coordinated by London Funders. The statement can be viewed here.