Essential financial support for social enterprises recovering from COVID-19
Posted on: December 2, 2021
The fund is open for applications now. It provides grants to help social enterprises rebuild from COVID-19. It is established in partnership by The National Lottery Community Fund and five social enterprise support agencies.
Social enterprises in England
Your social enterprise must have been incorporated for at least a year. Most of your beneficiaries should be in England.
Reliant on trading for impact
Your annual income was between £20,000 and £1.8 million pre-COVID-19 or in your last financial year. Your social enterprise on should be substantially reliant income from trading (e.g. sales and contracts) to deliver social impact. If your trading has been affected by COVID-19, you should have a clear plan for growing or returning to substantial trading income.
We want to reach the most marginalised communities and to promote inclusion. We want to support social enterprises that are helping communities affected by COVID-19 to recover, and to help social enterprises themselves to recover and rebuild their trading.