Thursday, 13 August, 2020
Social enterprises that are supporting people at high health risk from COVID-19, and those supporting people facing increased social and economic challenges as a result of COVID-19 can apply now for grants of between £10,000 and £300,000.
The funding can be used for two types of support:
Organisations must have been incorporated for at least a year and have had an annual income of between £25,000 and £1.5 million before COVID-19 to be eligible. Applications are particularly welcome from organisations that are led by people from BAME backgrounds, people with disabilities, from the LGBTQ+ community or by people with lived experience of the issue they are seeking to resolve.
Grants of between £10,000 and £300,000 are available. However, as funding is very limited, most grants will be in the range of £10,000 to £50,000. The grants can be used to cover costs such as:
There are three funding rounds. The fund received more than 500 applications in the first round and agreed to support over 180 social enterprises across England.
The deadline for Round 2 applications is 1pm on 20 August 2020.
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