This Is Love – Community Care Grants and Kits

Update 12/05/20: PPI kits still available for application, grant applications paused.

We have had an overwhelming number of grant applications, so we are sadly unable to accept further submissions at this stage. We are continuing to raise funds in the hope of being able to provide further support of this kind in the future. 

Through the generosity of supporters we continue to source PPE, through our proven supply chain, and Community Care Kits remain available for application.


Samaritan’s Purse is looking to partner with churches/projects in reaching their communities during the current pandemic. Along with our response activities overseas, the situation in the UK has prompted us to respond locally. We are therefore inviting you to consider whether either or both of the following will be helpful for your church/organisation in supporting your coronavirus-related outreach activities:

  • Community Care Grant: a one-off cash grant of up to £5,000
  • Community Care Kit: a one-off grant of personal protective equipment (PPE) containing face masks, gloves, and hand sanitiser

Applications are to be submitted through this website and projects will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • Legal registration
  • Contact details for TWO church/organisation leaders
  • A company (not personal) bank account
  • Alignment with the mission and values of Samaritan’s Purse
  • Outreach activities that reach the most vulnerable individuals in local communities 
  • Demonstrating an ability to make a large impact with few resources (cost effectiveness)
  • Demonstrating an ability to apply safeguarding principles as part of the proposed activities

Activities and costs that are NOT eligible for a grant are:

  • Salaries
  • Online church service costs, and associated technology
  • General overhead/admin support

We will be accepting applications through our website by 11:59 PM BST on three different deadlines: 30 April, 7 May, 14 May.

Each successful application will be expected to provide a final financial report within 30 days of the project ending. This report will detail the items on which the money has been spent and will be signed as a “true and fair presentation of the use of grant funding” by two church/organisation leaders.

Each successful church/organisation will be required to make a formal acknowledgement of this funding by way of a note in their annual report and financial statements, where possible.

We will use the details of your project to help us to raise more funds to distribute in further grants.  To help us do this, we may ask you to provide case studies and images, if possible, of your work in action.

We know that demand for funding and PPE will be greater than our resources, so please only request what is truly needed.  Please anticipate access to funding will be more difficult than receiving a Community Care PPE Kit due to limited funding resources.

We are actively raising funds for another tranche of PPE supplies, and would welcome your partnership to make this purchase possible.