This programme offers a larger amount of funding (over £10,000) for organisations that work together with a shared set of goals to help their community thrive – whether that’s a community living in the same area, or people with similar interests or life experiences.
For now the focus is on funding projects and organisations helping communities through the COVID-19 pandemic
Thet ask organisations who aren't looking for COVID-19 related funding in England to not submit an application at this time. All their resources need to be focused on helping communities through the pandemic.
The focus ia on organisations supporting people and communities who experience disproportionate challenge and difficulty as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.
This category includes, for instance, organisations supporting older people; disabled people (including people with long-term health conditions); lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer + (LGBTQ+) communities and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities; all of whom are facing specific challenges during the current crisis. It also includes organisations who provide advice and support to those pushed in crisis as a result of the pandemic and those organisations supporting people and their families with end-of-life care.