Other funds to consider

Other funds available as part of The National Lottery Community Fund's COVID-19 Community-led Organisations Recovery Scheme.

To help The National Lottery Community Fund (TNLCF) distribute funding quickly and efficiently, some of its COVID-19 response funding is being awarded through a carefully selected range of specialist partners. By using their collective expertise and networks, TNLCF can ensure vital support gets to even more communities.

This funding is designed to support organisations that work with those communities which have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19, as well as social enterprises and community businesses.

You will find more information about eligibility, how to apply, and further details, on each partnership’s webpage:

  • Specialist social welfare legal advice organisations who provide advice and support to people who are pushed into crisis can consider the Community Justice Fund  (Deadline: 18 September 2020)
  • Small and medium homelessness charities can consider the Covid-19 Homelessness Response Fund (Two rounds, respective deadlines: 3 August 2020 and 14 September 2020)
  • Social enterprises can consider the COVID-19 Social Enterprise Support Fund partnership - this website and fund. (Three rounds, respective deadlines: 20 July 2020, 20 August 2020, 17 September 2020)
  • Specialist small and medium voluntary sector groups supporting migrant and refugees can consider the Barrow Cadbury Trust Covid-19 Support Fund (Deadline extended and criteria updated. There is now no deadline for applications but the programme will close once enough applications are received to ensure the funds are spent)
  • Community businesses facing financial difficulties caused by COVID-19 could apply to the COVID-19 Community Response Scheme. The scheme is aimed at organisations delivering services in their local community with an emphasis on BAME-led businesses. (Deadline: 11 August 2020)

If the above partnerships aren’t right for your organisation then please apply to the Coronavirus Community Support Fund, where your application will be considered for either Government or National Lottery funding.

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