The National Lottery Community Fund has confirmed that the government’s new Coronavirus Community Support Fund will open for applications at 10am tomorrow (May 22nd)
Aimed at small to medium organisations in England, £200m is available to:
- increase community support to vulnerable people affected by the Covid-19 crisis through the work of civil society organisations, and
- reduce temporary closures of essential charities and social enterprises, ensuring services for vulnerable people impacted by Covid-19 have the financial resources to operate
- reduce the resulting 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.
Find out more and apply via tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/news/press-releases/2020-05-20/statement-about-the-coronavirus-community-support-fund.