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COVID-19 Charities Fund

“Our local charity sector provides important and vital services to many in our communities.   Indeed as this emergency has unfolded, many charities have continued to provide much needed support and services. It is important that we maintain those services at this critical and challenging time.”

– Deirdre Hargey MLA

Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey MLA has said a £15.5million COVID-19 Charities Fund to help local charities facing financial difficulties as a result of the current public health emergency, will open on Monday 15 June.

The funding programme will provide financial support to charities which have lost income due to the impact of COVID-19 and are unable to cover unavoidable costs until September 30th 2020.

The programme will provide up to £75,000 for eligible organisations and will be administered on behalf of the Department for Communities by The National Lottery Community Fund.  The amount of funding required to cover immediate costs and prevent short term closure will vary for each organisation.

For eligibility criteria and information on how to apply click here.

To find out about more funding sources click here.