The National Lottery Community Fund are distributing £370m of goverment funding and £300m of lottery funding to projects and organisations best placed to support their communities at this vital time.
While criteria for the government coronavirus fund is not yet clear, the Lottery are urging organisations not to wait and to apply for funding now though their two funds; Awards for All and Reaching Communities.
The money will be allocated to both to help support communities in need, and to provide core funding to ensure the survival of VCSE organisations. They are particulary keen to recieve applications from those supporting the most disadvantaged groups and communities.
Both funds are ongoing with no fixed deadline, and the National Lottery aim to process bids within 4-6 weeks.
Applications should be made to the following funds:
Awards for All - Grants of £300 - £10,000
Reaching Communities - Grants over £10,000