Tuesday, 4 August, 2020
The COVID-19 Charities Fund is provided by the Northern Ireland Department for Communities and administered on behalf of the Department by The National Lottery Community Fund.
The funding is aimed at charities who have found themselves in financial difficulties due to the COVID-19 outbreak, having exhausted all other avenues of support including internal reserves, other measures such as the Job Retention Scheme and all available hardship funds.
A total of £15.5 million will be awarded in grants. One-off grants of up to £75,000 are available. The level of funding awarded will be based on a proportionate assessment of a charity’s short-term financial need.
The grants are to be used to cover a shortfall of unavoidable costs from 1 April to 30 September 2020.
To be eligible for funding charities must:
Social enterprises can apply as long as they are a local charity and meet the other eligibility criteria.
The deadline for applications is 21 August 2020 (4pm).
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