Could your organisation apply for a Coronavirus Community Support Fund?

May 28, 2020 3:00 PM
Originally published by Dave Hodgson - Mayor of Bedford Borough

National Lottery Community FundThe National Lottery's new Coronavirus Community Support Fund for organisations is now open.

The fund will be aimed primarily at small to medium organisations in England.

The Fund has two key objectives:

  1. To increase community support to vulnerable people affected by the COVID-19 crisis, through the work of civil society organisations.
  2. 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, and so reduce the 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.   

Organisations supporting people who are at high risk from COVID-19, supporting communities most likely to face increased demand and challenges as a direct result of COVID-19 or which connect communities and support communities to work together to respond to COVID-19. will be prioritised.

You can find out more and apply to Fund at