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Government’s £5m loneliness fund opens for applications

Deadline 29th May

Charities can now apply to a £5m government fund aimed at tackling loneliness during the coronavirus emergency, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) has announced. The fund will be issuing grants between £500,000 and £1m, and aims “to ensure that, for people of all ages and backgrounds, staying at home does not need to lead to loneliness”.

National charities providing frontline services in England can apply.

Among other criteria, services will have to focus on groups particularly at risk of loneliness and have a track record of successful delivery in order to qualify

For more information go to the Government website (opens in a new tab)

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