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The Social Enterprise Support Fund

First round closes 20th July 

Round 2: 13th August to 20th August 

Round 3: 10th September to 17th September 2020 


To be eligible for this funding, your social enterprise must meet the following criteria: 

In England; your beneficiaries are mostly in England 

An incorporated social purpose organisation, with an asset lock 

Incorporated at least a year ago (i.e. registered with Companies House, the FCA or the Charity Commission) 

Annual income between £25,000 and £1.5 million before COVID-19 

Was financially stable before COVID-19 

Substantially reliant on trading income (e.g. sales and delivery of contracts) to deliver social impact  

In addition, you must be able to demonstrate your social enterprise is working in one of the following priority areas: 

1) Social enterprises supporting people who are at high risk from COVID-19 – specifically social enterprises that: 

  • Connect with older people  
  • Connect with disabled people 
  • Provide advice and support to people who are pushed into crisis 
  • Provide support to those in medical care or end of life care 

2) Social enterprise supporting people most likely to face increased demand and challenges as a result of the COVID-19 crisis – specifically social enterprises that: 

  • Provide essential items directly to families who are hit hardest 
  • Support BAME and other communities who experience health inequalities  
  • Support people who experience loneliness and social isolation 
  • Support people who experience poor mental health  
  • Support children and young people to achieve their potential 

Round 1: Opens at 1pm on Monday 13th July, closes at 1pm on Monday 20th July 2020 

Round 2: Opens at 1pm on Thursday 13th August, closes at 1pm on Thursday 20th August 2020 

Round 3: Opens at 1pm on Thursday 10th September, closes at 1pm on Thursday 17th September 2020 

For more information go to the Fund’s website (opens in a new tab)

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