The National Lottery Community Fund – emergency funding after 17 August 2020

If you’re planning to apply for the Government-funded Coronavirus Community Support Fund (CCSF), you must apply by 12 noon on 17 August 2020. The fund will close on this date. We should be finished distributing these funds by the end of October 2020.

After this, you can still apply for emergency National Lottery funded grants in England to help your community through COVID-19. We will be focusing on funding for organisations supporting people and communities who experience disproportionate challenge and difficulty as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, specifically for user-led equality groups supporting:

  • black, Asian, minority ethnic and refugee (BAMER) communities
  • lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer + (LGBTQ+) communities
  • disabled people.

This is for six months’ emergency funding, for small and medium organisations and for between £300 and £100K. Other National Lottery funding will be available again later this year.

We are also working with specialist partners to reach specific groups as quickly as we can.

Beyond the emergency response, National Lottery funding to support communities in England will be available, and we’ll keep you updated on our funding as it develops.

Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are still prioritising any COVID-19 projects, as well as funding other projects.

Find out more here