This fund provided essential support for social enterprises during COVID-19

The Social Enterprise Support Fund is now closed. It provided grants to support social enterprises during COVID-19. It was established in partnership by The National Lottery Community Fund and five social enterprise support agencies.

  • Funding & eligibility

    The fund has now closed. We offered grants of £10,000 to £300,000 to England social enterprises

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  • About Us

    More about the Social Enterprise Support Fund and the partners delivering it

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Are you eligible?

  • Social enterprises in England

    Your social enterprise has been incorporated for at least a year. Most of your beneficiaries are in England.

  • Reliant on trading for impact

    Your social enterprise’s annual income was between £20,000 and £1.8 million before COVID-19, and it was financially stable. It was substantially reliant on trading income to deliver social impact (e.g. sales and contracts).

  • Supporting people most affected by COVID-19

    Your social enterprise supports people who are at high risk from COVID-19, or supports people most likely to face increased demand and challenges as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.