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English element of Government's Hardship Fund opens for applications in July - 26 June 2009

The English strand of the £16.7m Hardship Fund will open for applications at the end of July, according to Angela Smith, minister for the third sector.

She said the Community Development Foundation (CDF), which represents community foundations, will be the delivery partner for the programme in England, which was announced by the Government in April's Budget and is aimed at helping third sector organisations through the recession.

The Hardship Fund will provide grant support to third sector organisations in England delivering front-line services to the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people in society that have been affected by the recession.

Grants of between £50,000 and £250,000 will be available to organisations with a turnover of at least £200,000 that are in financial hardship which is impacting on their ability to deliver services in the following areas:

  • Health and Social Care
  • Housing Support
  • Education and Training
  • Information, Advice and Guidance

The fund will go live later in July. In the meantime you can register interest with us by emailing, and you will receive more details once they are finalised.

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