Status: Open to applications
Application Deadline: 20 September 2020
A mix of direct grants and support from digital agencies are available to not-for-profit organisations in England whose work has been affected by COVID-19 for developing the digital capabilities that allow them to continue to deliver essential services.
Fund Value: £ 4,950,000
Maximum Value: £ 60,000
Minimum Value : £ 5,000
Funding of between £5,000 and £60,000 is available.
The funding is a combination of direct grants and payment for support from digital agencies.
A total of £4.95 million is available. This includes around £3.2 million of expert support, which will be provided to organisations along with tools and freely available shared learning resources. Around £1.75 million will be made available in direct grants.
The Fund expects to be supporting around 65 organisations in total.
The COVID-19 Digital Response Fund is provided by The National Lottery Community Fund. The Fund is administered by the Centre for The Acceleration of Social Technology (CAST) with support from the Catalyst network.
The aim of the Fund is to support organisations dealing with the impact of the coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis to develop the digital, data and design capabilities that allow them to address urgent issues and serve the most vulnerable.
The application deadline for the:
Applications are accepted from not-for-profit organisations based in England that are delivering charitable activities to vulnerable communities.
The following types of organisations are eligible:
To be eligible organisations must be doing work in one of the following areas:
Organisations must be part of a formal or informal network of ten or more other charities committed to proactively sharing learnings from the programme within their group. Networks include infrastructure bodies, federated organisations, and other groups.
Priority will be given to:
To find out further information and for details on how to apply please visit Catalyst – COVID-19 Digital Response