Up to £100k for community organisations in England – three short application periods

We’re happy to see a £9.5 million Covid-19 Community-Led Organisations Recovery Scheme announced. There will be three short application periods – 10am to 1pm on the 28th July, 4th and 11th August – so we urge you to look into this one early if you plan to apply. There’s also a webinar to help you prepare.

This fund Scheme will be delivered by Power to Change, Locality, The Ubele Initiative and Social Investment Business on behalf of the National Lottery Community Fund. Find out about the Lottery’s other schemes here

What is the Covid-19 Community-Led Organisations Recovery Scheme?
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.

Is it open for applications?
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 our 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 our delivery partner Social Investment Business: cclors@sibgroup.org.uk