On 24 July the government launched a £76 million Community Organisations Cost of Living Fund to support communities most affected by the increased cost of living.
The fund will distribute grants to frontline services that have been impacted by increased demand and support low-income households and individuals. Eligible organisations can apply for grants of £10,000- £75,000.
To be eligible for this funding organisations must:
· offer critical services to low-income households and individuals around at least one of the following: food and emergency supplies, emergency shelter, safe spaces, warmth and financial or housing advice
· be able to demonstrate increased demand and increased costs for those critical services
· be registered with the Charity Commission or an incorporated not-for-profit company · provide services to a local community in England – with a focus on small and medium organisations, although national organisations can apply where they can demonstrate local impact
The closing date for applications is noon on 16 October.