Localgiving Foundation has announced that it is accepting applications for £1m grant funding available for organisations who are delivering critical work to support people and communities in response to COVID-19.
Funding is available for organisations working in England and projects must meet one of the following themes:
- Provide services and support for vulnerable people, for which there will be increased demand as a result of the COVID-19 crisis
- Support people and communities who experience disproportionate challenge and difficulty as a result of the COVID-19 crisis
- Connect communities and support communities to work together to respond to COVID-19
If you are a Localgiving member, simply log into your account and start the application via banner on your dashboard. If you are not a Localgiving member, you will need to sign up to Localgiving and once you’ve completed your registration you’ll be able to make an application.
Successful organisations will be added to their match fund campaign, which will be launching on Tuesday 27th October, and donations received through the platform will be matched using the £1m Coronavirus Fund. There is no limit to the amount of the grant that you can receive.
The £1m Coronavirus Match Fund will work in two stages:
Between 10:00 on 27th October 2020 and 09:59 on 3rd November 2020 donations will be matched up to £75
Between 10:00 on 3rd November 2020 and 12:00 on the 9th November 2020 donations will be matched up to £5,000
Charitable organisations will be able to access an unlimited amount of funding through the campaign.
Donors will be eligible to have one donation matched per charity during the first stage of the campaign and one donation matched per charity during the second stage of the campaign.
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