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BCT and the National Lottery Community Fund launch COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund


A new fund has been launched for charities and other not-for profit organisations registered in England with an income of between £10,000 and £1 million who were established to support refugees, asylum seekers or migrants. The programme opened for applications on Monday 13 July and will close on the 2 August. Grants must be spent within six months, and by 19 April 2021 at the latest.

The fund comes from the National Lottery Community Fund’s COVID-19 Response Programme. It is intended to enable organisations to respond to needs arising directly or indirectly from the pandemic, or provide additional funds to help sustain the specialist sector. The fund cannot be used for other work such as immigration advice or campaigning.

Find out more information about which organisations are eligible, the work that can be funded through this programme and how you can apply.