Government’s new Coronavirus Community Support Fund will open for applications on 22 May.

Thursday, 21 May, 2020

The National Lottery Community Fund has announced that the Government’s new Coronavirus Community Support Fund will open for applications at 10am this Friday, 22 May.

This new funding 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.
  • 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.

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