This fund is now closed to applications
The Community Organisations Cost of Living Fund closed to applications on 18 October 2023.
If you applied
We received applications for more than £160 million, and our budget is £71 million.
Because of the very high demand for this funding:
- it may take longer than 12 weeks to get a decision from us
- we cannot give you feedback if you are unsuccessful (apart from what we include in the email where we tell you our decision)
We’ll start funding organisations in October 2023, and finish in January 2024. If you get funding you must spend it by 31 March 2024.
You should not increase how much your organisation is spending until we’ve offered you funding
As we may not be able to fund everyone who applies.
You must tell us if you have match funding withdrawn
Or if you receive funding for the same project costs as you’re applying for.
If we offer you funding, we can pay for:
- costs of delivering, expanding or adapting your existing critical service(s) from the date you are funded until 31 March 2024.
- retrospective costs of running the existing critical service(s) you’re applying for between 24 July 2023 and the date you are funded.
We also ask you to read and agree to our terms and conditions
You can read the terms and conditions.
Because we are a public body, we need to make sure that our funding to you complies with Subsidy Control rules. There is nothing you need to do, and we will only contact you if we need more information.
Organisations working with children, young people or vulnerable adults
Need to have a policy in place that explains how they'll be safe. And we might ask to see this policy. The NSPCC have lots of advice about setting up and following good child safeguarding policies. You can also find safeguarding resources on the NCVO website.
If we funded your organisation, you must comply with our safeguarding policy.
Watch a video summary of this funding
You can find out more by watching our video summary of the Community Organisations Cost of Living Fund.
We do checks on the information you give us
As an organisation that gives out public funds, we carry out some checks on the information you give to us. Learn more about our checks.
What happens to your data
Our privacy notice explains what personal data we will collect when you apply to the Community Organisations Cost of Living Fund, and how and why we’ll use it.
To find out more about how we handle personal data you give us you can also read our data protection statement.