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We are launching a series of online policy breakfasts, covering a variety of topics and issues relevant to the current situation. We want to bring the sector together to share learning, insights and best practice.

Forthcoming events

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced all of us to change how we work. Many organisations have adjusted activities to be able to serve communities in the most effective way.

During these challenging times, The National Lottery Community Fund wants to assure charities and community organisations that we're here to support them.

The gatherings we're holding will be led by our experts in these fields and will provide a space for all of us to think about the smaller and larger questions that are facing the sector now and after the pandemic. This will ensure we're listening and learning from our communities.

We want to give organisations and groups the opportunity to talk to each other about relevant topics and to discuss the short- and long-term impact of COVID-19.

11 Feb, 9:30 - 11:00 The impact of COVID-19 on rural communities

The Coronavirus pandemic has affected communities of all shapes and sizes in the UK, with each facing its own unique challenges. The experience of rural communities and its sparsely spread populations have had a very different experience when compared to built-up towns and cities and the complex challenges associated with rural communities are often overlooked.

Rural community life has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic with isolation becoming more of a concern as community transport, village halls and community-owned pubs have been struck down by the pandemic. The sense of community has been stripped out of many villages and towns.

Chaired by The National Lottery Community Fund’s Ruth Bates, Director of Wales, this session will explore lessons from some of our grant holders on how they adapted to provide their communities with services and allowed them to continue to thrive.

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