Coronavirus (COVID-19)— National Emergencies Trust launches Local Action Fund

Coronavirus (COVID-19)— National Emergencies Trust launches Local Action Fund

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The National Emergencies Trust has launched a £1.2m Local Action Fund with Crowdfunder to support community and voluntary organisations affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and it will match donations pound for pound up to £10,000. Applications are open from 22 September 2021 until 22 October 2021. If eligible, organisations will be required to set up a crowdfunding campaign aimed to raise money to either launch new local initiatives or to enable them to continue existing services.

The Coronavirus Appeal has raised more than £98m since it launched in March 2020. Over £93m has been distributed to more than 13,500 charities and groups across the UK supporting people affected by the pandemic. By matching remaining Appeal funds on Crowdfunder, the Local Action Fund aims to reach even more small organisations. During the pandemic, small charities and voluntary groups have been dealing with increased demand on their services without being able to fundraise in the usual ways. With many having had to invest their reserves to keep operating safely, the Local Action Fund aims to provide financial help, while opening new avenues of income for those who may not have tried out crowdfunding before.

Source: The National Emergencies Trust launches £1.2m Local Action Fund with Crowdfunder to support community and voluntary organisations affected by the pandemic

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