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Support for charities and social enterprises

Posted onPosted on 22nd May

Mansfield and Warsop MP Ben Bradley is making charities and social enterprises across Mansfield aware that from today, 22nd May, they can submit applications to the Coronavirus Community Support Fund.

The government has pledged a total of £750m to help voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations respond to coronavirus. This includes £200 million for the Coronavirus Community Support Fund for small and medium sized charities and social enterprises.

The Coronavirus Community Support Fund has two key objectives:

1.To increase community support to vulnerable people affected by the Covid-19 crisis, through the work of civil society organisations.
2.To reduce temporary closures of essential charities and social enterprises, ensuring services for vulnerable people impacted by Covid-19 have the financial resources to operate, and so reduce the burden on public services.

Grants will allow organisations to meet service costs, where they are experiencing increased demand and/or short term income disruption. Grants will also allow organisations to refocus services to address more immediate beneficiary needs in light of Covid-19.

Funding is being distributed by the National Lottery Community Fund (NLCF), alongside its own funding. Applications can be submitted through the NLCF website (

Ben said: “I know that this unprecedented package of support will go a long way in helping charities and social enterprises across Mansfield and Warsop.

“It’s important that we do everything we can to support these vital sectors as they deliver essential services.”