Coronavirus Appeal

The National Emergencies Trust (NET) has launched a fundraising appeal to unite the nation and help those most affected by the recent coronavirus outbreak.

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The National Emergencies Trust

Collaborating with charities and other bodies to raise and distribute money and support victims at the time of a domestic disaster.

Distributing Funds with Care and Speed

The National Emergencies Trust works with local distribution partners such as community foundations and local charities to ensure financial support gets to the individuals or organisations that need it most.

Quick & Efficient Financial Support

Victims often find it difficult to know who to turn to in the tragic aftermath of a national emergency. The Trust will be there for those victims to provide a single point of contact to apply for financial support.



The world is in a state of emergency. The outbreak of coronavirus is affecting both businesses and people from across the globe. Many people are suffering, not just physically due to ill health, but also economically and socially. Workers are struggling to make ends meet, small, local businesses are closing their doors, and social distancing and self-isolation means people aren’t able to visit vulnerable loved ones.


The Government is responding to alleviate some of this pressure. However, at times like this, it’s the strength and desire to help from the public that can make the most difference. That’s why we, the National Emergencies Trust, are today launching an appeal to raise funds for local charities and grassroots organisations that can provide vital support to people in the quickest way possible.

Working Collaboratively


We are working collaboratively with a wide range of organisations to ensure the maximum amount of money is raised and distributed securely, effectively, and fairly to organisations and local charities who can do most to help those in need. We have built a partnership network over the past few months to provide you with the reassurance that the funds raised will only be channelled through the most trusted and reputable organisations, so you know you’re giving to those who need it the most.


Through our social media channels and news pages, we regularly report back on how the money raised is spent, and we work collaboratively with others in the sector to share best practices as we continue to improve our nation’s emergency response.


This fundraising appeal administration is run by the British Red Cross, on behalf of the National Emergencies Trust. The British Red Cross works with the National Emergencies Trust to make it simple and easy for people to give. The British Red Cross transfers funds to the National Emergencies Trust, who work with UK Community Foundations. Each of the 47 community foundations have an in-depth understanding of their local area, what the priority needs are and how best to address these issues, so they can ensure the funding goes where it is most needed and can make the most impact.


With your support, and help from our partners, we’ll get through the impact caused by coronavirus, together.


Individuals and charities should not apply directly to the National Emergencies Trust for funds. Grant aid and how to apply to your local community foundation can be found here.

Frequently Asked Questions


Get answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about The National Emergencies Trust.

Find Your Nearest Community Foundation


There are 47 Community Foundations in the UK, covering all of Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and most of England.

National Emergencies Trust Appeal Guidelines


Find out more about the National Emergencies Trust. Our mission, vision, goals and values that drive our work.

UK Community Foundations is the membership organisation for the national network of 47 members, 46 accredited Community Foundations across the UK, and Forever Manchester, a distributing partner for the NET Coronavirus Appeal. Our members bring communities together, fund great ideas and inspire local philanthropy.

Where Does My Donation Go?


Your donation will go to local charities who are supporting individuals across the UK.

Find Out More About The National Emergencies Trust


The National Emergencies Trust’s main aim is to be trusted to work collaboratively to raise funds fairly and efficiently at a time of a large scale domestic disaster.


Meet the people responsible for the strategic direction of The National Emergencies Trust. Our mission, vision, goals and values that drive our work.


The NET operating model is to launch an appeal in response to a specific emergency in order to raise funds to support those that need help. It is imperative that NET can respond quickly in the event of a national emergency.


Board of Trustees


Meet the Board of Trustees and Senior Leadership Team that are responsible for the strategic direction of The National Emergencies Trust.

Our Mission


Find out more about the National Emergencies Trust. Our mission, vision, goals and values that drive our work.

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