UK Government; Loneliness Engagement Fund – 13 October 2021

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)

Useful Links:

Guidance for Applicants

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https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/loneliness-engagement-fund