Coronavirus Community Support Fund - National Lottery Funding Secured
Posted on 29th September 2020 at 19:48
We're so happy to have secured funding from the Coronavirus Community Support Fund, distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund.
The Government’s Coronavirus Community Support Fund opened for applications in May this year. This funding stream made available £200m in Government funding that aimed primarily at small to medium organisations in England.
The Fund had two key objectives:
Increase community support to vulnerable people; particularly those affected by the coronavirus crisis.
Reduce closures of essential charities and social enterprises; ensuring continued services for vulnerable people impacted by the pandemic.
This was a much-needed financial support to communities across England, helping organisations to get the help needed to respond to the immediate crisis and prepare for the future.
We know that these are challenging times – in the words of The National Lottery Community Fund CEO, Dawn Austwick:
“Charities are playing a vital role in channelling the right resources, to the right place, at the right time. This Government funding will fuel that vital work and give those charities greater certainty at this critical time for the country and we look forward to getting it to where it can make the most difference.
“In putting the programme together, we have been helped by insight and advice from across civil society. We will keep that conversation going to guide how we support charities and community organisations as they rebuild in the future.”
As part of the announcement, Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said:
"Charities and social enterprises, with the support of volunteers, are the beating heart of our communities. Since the crisis hit, they have stepped up their response which has been vital to the national effort.
"We need our charities to help Britain bounce back, which is why we have pledged an unprecedented package of support to help them make a huge difference for vulnerable people across the country."
We’re delighted to say our funding application was accepted! We're so happy to have secured funding from the Coronavirus Community Support Fund and we thank both The National Lottery Community Fund and the Government's Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport for making this possible.
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