United Kingdom: COVID-19 Funding Over £10,000 for Partnerships – including Coronavirus Community Support Fund
The National Lottery Community Fund has launched a call for applications for the COVID-19 Funding for Partnerships including Coronavirus Community Support Fund.
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The National Lottery Community Fund is distributing government funding alongside National Lottery funding, to support organisations to continue to deliver services to people and communities affected by COVID-19. They can also help organisations overcome any acute financial difficulties they face as a result of the pandemic.
They want to support projects and organisations playing a vital role in helping their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. They will prioritise:
Organisations supporting people and communities who experience disproportionate challenge and difficulty as a result of the Covid-19 crisis: This category includes, for instance, organisations supporting older people, disabled people (including people with long-term health conditions) and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, all of whom are facing specific challenges during the current crisis. It also includes organisations who provide advice and support to those pushed in crisis as a result of the pandemic. This category also includes those organisations supporting people and their families with end of life care.
Organisations providing services and support for vulnerable people, for which there will be increased demand as a result of the COVID-19 crisis: This category includes, for instance, organisations supporting people and families who face financial hardship as a result of the pandemic. It also includes organisations working to prevent domestic abuse and violence against protected groups, those working with homeless people and those supporting vulnerable children and young people. Finally, they also know that there is increased demand for mental health support and support to mitigate the increased challenges of loneliness and isolation.
Organisations which connect communities and support communities to work together to respond to Covid-19: This category includes organisations supporting local community activity, including volunteering, and community organising. It also includes organisations supporting community and sector infrastructure, including public information. They know there is increased demand for support with the development of digital, data and technology capabilities. Finally, they want to support building capacity and infrastructure of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and other marginalised communities to ensure they are in a better position after the initial emergency response.
The Fund is looking to award funding to cover six months of expenditure. They expect most funding will be between £10,000 and £100,000. But they will consider larger awards or longer timeframes, particularly for organisations working across more than one area of England, on a case-by-case basis.
The National Lottery can fund a partnership (both new partnerships, and one that’s already been set up) as long as they’re led by a voluntary or community organisation, this includes:
a registered charity or charitable incorporated organisation (CIO)
a not for profit company including companies limited by guarantee and Community Interest Companies with two or more directors
For more information, visit https://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/funding/programmes/covid-19-funding-over-10k-for-partnerships