Essential Financial Support for Social Enterprises Recovering from COVID-19

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The National Lottery Community Fund will make £16.3m in grant funding available to social enterprises that have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

The Social Enterprise Support Fund will offer grants of between £10,000 and £100,000 to eligible organisations in England.

The funding will be distributed by five social enterprise support agencies to help organisations rebuild and support their communities to recover from the Covid-19 crisis.

The five bodies – Big Issue Invest, Key Fund, Resonance, the School for Social Entrepreneurs and UnLtd – aim to support 500 social enterprises through the scheme.

The latest funding round, which opens at 1pm on 25 November, will be focused on social enterprises supporting people facing increased social and economic challenges as a result of the pandemic.

Organisations must have had an annual income of between £20,000 and £1.8m in either of the last two financial years.