Charities and other charitable organisations can apply for grants of between £15,000 and £50,000 to engage with people in England most affected by loneliness during COVID-19. The funding is open to organisations that have a track record of delivering effective communications and engagement activity at a national level; and who have a proven reach and track record of engaging with one or more of the target groups most affect ted by loneliness. This includes:
- young people aged 16-24
- people with diagnosed mental health conditions
- people living alone
- people from lower income households
- unemployed people
- disabled people
The funding is being made available through the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport’s Loneliness Engagement Fund and aims to support organisations to continue, adapt or expand existing activity that reaches groups at a higher risk of loneliness and supports the government’s loneliness objectives.
The total funding available is £260,000.
The closing date for applications is the 13th October 2021.
The application form is available on the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport website (link below)