Community Support Fund open 22 May 2020

This new funding stream makes available £200m in Government funding that will be aimed primarily at small to medium organisations in England.

The National Lottery Community Fund is delighted to confirm that the Government’s new Coronavirus Community Support Fund will open for applications at 10am on Friday 22nd May.

This new funding stream makes available £200m in Government funding that will be aimed primarily at small to medium organisations in England.

The Fund has two key objectives:

  1. To increase community support to vulnerable people affected by the COVID-19 crisis, through the work of civil society organisations.
  2. To reduce temporary closures of essential charities and social enterprises, ensuring services for vulnerable people impacted by COVID-19 have the financial resources to operate, and so reduce the burden on public services.

Grants will allow organisations to meet service costs, where they are experiencing increased demand and/or short-term income disruption. Grants will also allow organisations to refocus services to address more immediate beneficiary needs in light of COVID-19.

Please see the National Lottery Community Fund funding pages for further details and to apply – these will be on our website from 10am on Friday 22nd May.

Date: 
21/05/2020 - 31/08/2020
Contact Name: 
National Lottery
Contact Email: 
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