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COVID-19 Update: 26th June 2020

We are pleased to provide the following update on how the Earley Charity is continuing to work to support local charitable organisations and individuals in need in our area of benefit, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our office remains closed so all grant enquiries should continue to be made by email to

Grants to Individuals

The Individual Grants Programme remains open to applications from individuals in need living in our area of benefit. All applications must be supported by a sponsor who is able to give full and committed support to the applicant throughout the process. Full details of our individual grants programme can be found on the Applying for a Grant page.

Existing grant-holders

We wish to reassure our partners that all existing grant commitments will be met, in respect of future funding for Earley Charity Workers and in respect of grants awarded but not yet paid, provided that the conditions of the grant have been complied with.

Existing grant-holders whose work has been affected by the pandemic may apply for a review of the conditions or the timing of the grant, and may expect a sympathetic and flexible response from the Charity.

Grants to organisations

In our update of the 25th March we announced that new applications for funding unfortunately could not be considered. Continuing uncertainty around investments caused by the pandemic means Trustees have reluctantly decided this has to be extended. Therefore, no new applications from organisations for major grants can be accepted during 2020.

Trustees are continuing to monitor the situation and are looking at how they can resume grant-making to support organisations as we come through the pandemic. Details of any future funding programmes will be posted here.


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The Earley Charity is a local grant-making charity serving Earley and east Reading. Its history goes back some 300 years.  We make grants to local individuals in need and to voluntary and community organisations which work in our area of benefit

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