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Fund title: National Lottery Community Fund: COVID-19 Funding

Focus of fund/fund aims:

Emergency funding for charities and voluntary organisations facing acute financial difficulties or providing support for people and communities affected by COVID-19

Application deadline:

The last date to apply for government funding via NLCF is 17 August 2020; NLCF emergency funds will still be available after this date

Fund description:

The National Lottery Community Fund is distributing £200m of emergency funding to support organisations during the COVID-19 outbreak. National Lottery funds will be used alongside funding from the government to support charities.

Grants are available to charitable organisations which are:

  • supporting people and communities who experience disproportionate challenge and difficulty as a result of the COVID-19 crisis
  • providing services and support for vulnerable people, for which there will be increased demand as a result of the COVID-19 crisis
  • supporting communities to work together to respond to COVID-19

Registered charities, voluntary and community organisations, CICs and not-for-profit companies can apply for grants between £300 and £100,000.

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