Social enterprises in England that are supporting people at high health risk from COVID-19, and those supporting people facing increased social and economic challenges as a result of COVID-19 have one week to apply for crisis funding.
For the final round, the eligibility criteria for the Fund have been widened and now organisations with an annual income of between £20,000 and £1.8 million can apply. To be eligible organisations must have been incorporated for at least a year and must have been financially stable before COVID-19. Applications are particularly welcome from organisations that are led by people from BAME backgrounds, people with disabilities, from the LGBTQ+ community or by people with lived experience of the issue they are seeking to resolve.
Organisations can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £300,000. However, applicants should note that as funding is very limited, most grants will be for between £10,000 and £50,000.
The funding can be used for two types of support:
The deadline for the final application round is 1pm on 17 September 2020.