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Local Action Fund

The National Emergencies Trust has launched a £1.2million Local Action Fund with Crowdfunder UK to support community and voluntary organisations to counter the financial impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. Organisations have the opportunity to receive up to £10,000 each in match-funding from the National Emergencies Trust’s Coronavirus Appeal.

Through the Local Action Fund on the Crowdfunder platform, the National Emergencies Trust will match donations, pound for pound, up to a total of £10,000 per charity.

The fund will focus on projects taking positive action for people in their communities affected by the pandemic, from supporting mental health, to assisting with financial hardship or helping communities disproportionately impacted by Covid-19

Eligible charities and groups will be able to use the funding in any way that enables their efforts, from covering core costs to launching new local services.

Match Funding criteria:

If your application is approved, you will be eligible to receive up to £10,000 from the National Emergencies Trust, matched pound for pound. Match funding is on donations only and not included in recurring donations, rewards and prize draw entries.

To receive match funding, the following conditions must all be met:

  • Your project must raise funds from at least 25 unique supporters within four weeks.
  • For every donation made towards your project we’ll match it up to £250, so if your project receives a donation of £20 we’ll add another £20, If your project receives a donation of £500 then you’ll receive an additional £250.
  • Only one donation per supporter will be matched (we will not provide match funding where a supporter is deemed to have made multiple donations).
  • If your project is an “all or nothing project” your project must reach its target.

You can receive a maximum of £10,000 of match funding per organisation.

Deadline: 22 October 2021

Read more and apply here