Covid-19 Community-Led Organisations Recovery Scheme


A £9.5 million Covid-19 Community-Led Organisations Recovery Scheme is being delivered by Power to Change, Locality, The Ubele Initiative and Social Investment Business on behalf of the National Lottery Community Fund.

Covid-19 Community-Led Organisations Recovery Scheme offers grants up to £100,000 to community organisations in England who are facing financial difficulties caused by Covid-19. The scheme is aimed at organisations delivering services in their local community to support people who are at high risk from Covid-19, with an emphasis on Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME)-led or BAME-supporting businesses.

The recovery scheme will open on Tuesday 28 July for applications from 10am till 1pm. And then for a further two rounds on Tuesday 4 August from 10am till 1pm and Tuesday 11 August from 10am till 1pm.

Who can apply?

Community organisations in England who are facing financial difficulties caused by Covid-19. For more information about whether your community organisation will be eligible, please read the guidance notes.

What can you apply for?

Up to £100,000 grant and business support to:


  • help people and communities experiencing disproportionate challenge and difficulty as a result of the COVID-19 crisis

  • provide services and support for vulnerable people, for which there will be increased demand as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.


Where can I find out more?

You can find out more by reading the guidance notes and Frequently Asked Questions.

Join us for a free webinar on Thursday 23 July from 3.30-5pm where you will be able to find out more about the fund and application process and take part in a live Q&A.

Do you have questions about your application? If you have any questions about your application you can get in touch with delivery partner Social Investment Business: cclors@sibgroup.org.uk

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