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£5 million Covid-19 Fund for Migration Sector

Barrow Cadbury Trust is partnering with the National Lottery Communities Fund (NLCF) to distribute Covid-19 emergency response funding to the migration charity sector in England. The programme opened for applications on Monday, 13 July and will close on Sunday, 2 August. Decisions will be made by mid- October and grants must be spent within six months.

The partnership have £5 million to distribute for work that will relieve hardship caused by the pandemic among refugees and asylum-seekers and by migrants experiencing barriers to accessing services

This opportunity is available to registered charities or not for profit organisations in England with an income of between £10,000 and £1 million whose main focus is on providing support to refugees, asylum seekers or migrants. The maximum you can apply for is £50,000 or three months’ expenditure, whichever is the smaller.

This fund comes from the NLCF’s Covid-19 Response Fund and is subject to the same restrictions as the NLCF’s own programmes. It can only be spent on needs arising directly or indirectly from the pandemic, such as not on wider issues such as immigration advice. It cannot be spent on campaigning or political activity.

For further information and eligibility criteria see here.

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