Last Chance with the National Lottery Community Fund


The National Lottery Community Fund Community Covid Response Fund will be closing on the 17th August 2020.

If you’re planning to apply for the Government allocation of funding to the Coronavirus Community Support Fund (CCSF), you must apply by 12 noon on 17 August 2020. The National Lottery Community Fund is aiming to finish distributing these funds by the end of October 2020.

After this, you can still apply for emergency National Lottery funded grants in England to help your community through COVID-19. The focus however will be on funding for organisations supporting people and communities who experience disproportionate challenge and difficulty as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, specifically for user-led equality groups supporting:

• Black, Asian, minority ethnic and refugee (BAMER) communities

• Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer + (LGBTQ+) communities

• Disabled people.

This is for six months’ emergency funding, for small and medium organisations and for between £300 and £100K.

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