Responding to Covid-19

Unrestricted Grants for Valued Partners

Years: 2020

The advent of the Coronavirus brought with it many challenges for us all.  Charitable sector organisations rapidly and dramatically faced a massive drop in revenue overnight.  The cancellation of the London Marathon and the inability to hold key fundraising events meant that many successful organisations were suddenly looking at large holes in their cashflow.  


At the ALMT, we worked swiftly to support our existing partners through this crisis.  As such we published guidelines showing that:

- We understood the need for flexibility with targets and reporting schedules and that during this period many of our partners would not be able to achieve their initial aims. We committed to working with partners to identify new goals and to find the best way forward.

- Project funding could be used to pay for freelance fees and workers even though they were unable to deliver projects.

- We had identified a specialist accountant who was able to provide free advice to partners about accessing government support (for example: furloughed workers).

- We encouraged applications which responded to the impact of Covid-19 and would prioritise applications from existing partners.

- We would compile and share funding information and resources which could be useful for partner organisations.

- We would fast-track annual payments and approval of reapplications from existing partners.


For existing partners, who found themselves struggling as a result of Covid-19 we offered emergency unrestricted funding of £5,000 per organisation. 


To date (and with the generous support of our corporate partner RenaissanceRe and our co-funding partner The De Winton Trust) we have awarded £35,000 to 7 different organisations through this funding stream; enabling partner organisations to continue to deliver their valuable work.


How Angus Lawson Memorial Trust uses cookies

What are cookies?

Cookies are small pieces of information stored on a users computer by websites, such as a date or time. They are not computer programs and cannot run or be run by other programs.

What do they do?

They are used by this website to help tailor the site to you, and allow the site to remember you as you browse. They are also used to monitor anonymous traffic patterns over the site, to see how it can be improved.

The are NOT used to identify you personally, and your choice below only applies to this site.

Type of cookie

Strictly Necessary Cookies: These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies services you have asked for, like shopping baskets or e-billing, cannot be provided.

Performance Cookies: These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don't collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works These cookies are used to help us anonymously track users. You can disable these but they are used to help us improve the site.

Functionality Cookies: These cookies remember choices you make to improve your experience.

Advertising Cookies: These cookies collect information about your browsing habits in order to make any advertising relevant to you and your interests.

What are my options?

"Allow All Cookies" is our recommended option. It will allow you the best experience on the site and enable us to contually improve it. It will store an additional cookie for 1 year on your computer that remembers your descision, but can be removed at any time by returning here and clicking "Reset".

"Allow Strictly Necessary Cookies Only" will allow you to use the site fully, but hinders our ability to make improvements based on how you use the site. It will store an additional cookie for this visit only on your computer that remembers your descision, it can be removed at any time by returning here and clicking "Reset".

"Reset" can be used to remove your cookie choice on this site.

Read our full privacy policy here

Please Note: This site cannot operated without certain cookies. If you do not consent to any cookies, please close this window and discontinue using this site. Use of this site will be treated as implied consent of all cookies.