Social Enterprise Support Fund announces new round of grants to support COVID business recovery

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The National Lottery Community Fund in conjunction with the Social Enterprise Support Fund has just announced a fresh round of grant funding offering sums from £10,000 to £100,000, with most grants likely to be between £10,000 and £50,000.

Apologies for the short notice on this — it had previously escaped our attention and it may have escaped yours too, hence this post. The closing date for applications is 1pm on Thursday 24th March 2022.

Be sure to read the guidance closely. The fund is intended to help social enterprises rebuild from COVID-19 and is focused on social enterprises that are supporting people facing increased social and economic challenges as a result of the pandemic.

Eligible applicants must be “substantially reliant on income from trading to deliver social impact”. Organisations that get all their income from grants, donations, or fundraising are not eligible.

The fund will prioritise social enterprises which are: working with the most marginalised communities in England; led by and/or working with disabled people and/or from Black, Asian and minority ethnic and/or LGBTQIA+ communities; and led by people with direct lived experience of the issues they are seeking to support.

Social Enterprise Support Fund, Round 2 funding — full details

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