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Covid-19 Community-Led Organisations Recovery Grant Scheme

The £9.5 million Covid-19 Community-Led Organisations Recovery Scheme is being 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.

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 )-led or Black, Asian and Minority -supporting businesses.

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.

How can I apply?
The recovery scheme will open for Stage 1 applications on:

  • Tuesday 28 July  from 10am till 1pm
  • Tuesday 4 August from 10am till 1pm
  • Tuesday 11 August from 10am till 1pm

If you want to apply, we recommend you read the Stage 1 guidance notes and prepare your answers ahead of the application round so you can copy and paste them into the application form.

If your organisation is successful at the first stage application, you will be invited to complete the second stage application form, where you will be asked for more details about your organisation and evidence of how you meet the criteria. You can read the Stage 2 guidance notes here.

Where can I find out more?
You can find out more by watching the recording of the scheme webinar and reading Frequently Asked Questions.

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

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