£5 million Loneliness Covid-19 Grant Fund

The Government has launched a plan aiming to ensure that for people of all ages and backgrounds, staying at home during the coronavirus pandemic does not need to lead to loneliness.

As part of this, national organisations working to tackle loneliness and build social connections are invited to apply for a share of the £5 million Loneliness Covid-19 Grant Fund which will be making grants of between £500,000 and £1,000,000.

To be eligible for funding, organisations must meet all of the following:

  • can demonstrate their ability to reach people in ‘cold spots’ where informal neighbourly support and small local charities are not able to fully meet needs around social connection
  • serve the needs of groups particularly at risk of loneliness
  • continue, adapt or expand existing provision where there is a track record of successful delivery
  • cannot provided services without this additional funding.

The deadline for applications is 12:00 Friday 29th May.

More information and the application form are available here.

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