Applications open for £4m fund to tackle loneliness

Posted on: January 8, 2021

Charities are able to apply from this week for £4m in government and National Lottery funding to combat loneliness.

The first round of applications for the Local Connections Fund opened on January 5 and close on 26 January. The fund is backed by £2m each from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and the National Lottery Community Fund (NLCF).

The funding is being distributed in the form of ‘microgrants’ of between £300 and £2,500 and is available to small charities, with an annual income of £50,000 or less.

Successful applications must have spent the money and finished their project to tackle loneliness by the end of March 2021. A second round of funding will launch in summer.

Read the full article from Charity Times here.

Author: Jade Bolton
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