The Government has committed £200m for small and medium sized charities and social enterprises through the Coronavirus Community Support Fund.

The fund has two key objectives:

  • To increase community support to vulnerable people affected by the COVID-19 crisis; and
  • 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.

The funding will enable organisations to meet service costs, where they are experiencing increased demand and/or short term income disruption.

Who can apply?

You can apply if your organisation is:

  • A voluntary or community organisation;
  • A registered charity;
  • A constituted group or club; or
  • A not-for-profit company or Community Interest Company.

Funding is being distributed by the National Lottery Community Fund and applications are now open.

To apply for funding and for further details please click here.