Following the Chancellor’s announcement last month, the bidding process for direct cash grants through the National Lottery Community Fund has now launched for those in England. Please find more information here https://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/. The Coronavirus Community Support Fund aims to support the tens of thousands of charities and organisations at the heart of local communities that are making a big difference during the COVID-19 outbreak, including delivering food, essential medicines and providing financial advice. The funding is to help organisations ensure they can meet increased demand as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, as well as continuing their day to day activities supporting vulnerable people in need.
Please note that ‘financial advice’ referenced in the criteria does of course include welfare support and advice, including support to access and claim Universal Credit, although this is not explicitly stated in the criteria.