Social Enterprise Support Fund

The current round of the Social Enterprise Support Fund is open from 1pm on 10 September to 1pm 17 September 2020.

The fund provides essential financial support to help social enterprises in England during COVID-19. It will help social enterprises to meet additional demands, change the way they work, make their spaces COVID-secure, and manage liquidity during the next six months.

Five social enterprise support agencies have come together to deliver the fund. Big Issue Invest, The Key Fund, Resonance, the School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE) and UnLtd will jointly deliver £18.7 million in grants, with support from CAF Venturesome, the Young Foundation and Ashoka.

This has been made possible thanks to The National Lottery Community Fund (TNLCF), the largest funder of community activity in the UK.

The partnership is one of five the The National Lottery Community Fund is supporting as part of its COVID crisis response.

Key facts

IMPACT FOCUS: People who are at high risk from COVID-19 and/or who are most likely to face increased challenges as a result of the COVID-19, which are led by people from BAME and LGBTQ+ communities, people with disabilities, and leaders with lived experience of the particular issues the enterprise is addressing.

FUND SIZE: £18.7m in grants from the National Lottery Community Fund

GRANT SIZE: £10,000 to £300,000

WHO CAN APPLY?: Social enterprises in England with an annual income between £20,000 – £1.8m (prior to COVID-19)

WHEN: Applications will be received in three rounds. The first and second rounds are closed. The third round closes at 1pm on 17 September 2020

Click here to apply now (this link will divert you away from lcvs.org.uk).

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