Funding for social enterprises, Covid-19

Funding opportunities for social enterprises most of whose beneficiaries are in England and that have been incorporated for at least one year (see below) .

In order to be eligible enterprises need to have an annual income between £25,000 and £1.5 million before COVID-19 and substantially reliant on trading income. They must have been financially stable on 31st December 2019 and be working in at least one of the following areas:

1.Social enterprises supporting people who are at high risk from COVID-19 – specifically those which:

· Connect with older people
· Connect with disabled people
· Provide advice and support to people who are pushed into crisis

· Provide support to those in medical care or end of life care

2. Social enterprise supporting people most likely to face increased demand and challenges as a result of the COVID-19 crisis – specifically:

· Provide essential items directly to families who are hit hardest
· Support BAME and other communities who experience health inequalities
· Support people who experience loneliness and social isolation
· Support people who experience poor mental health
· Support children and young people to achieve their potential

The first round was in July, but there will be future rounds. Keep an eye out for this.