RCN Webinar with NLCF talking about DfC Charities Fund

The National Lottery Community Fund’s NI Director Kate Beggs and Funding Manager Jenny Fitzgerald gave a presentation for Rural Community Network members through a ZOOM session to tell how the Department for Communities COVID-19 Charities Fund will be delivered in Northern Ireland.


The £15.5 million COVID-19 Charities Fund opened for applications on Monday June 15th to help local charities facing financial difficulties as a result of the current public health emergency. Deadline for applications is the 10th July.

The funding programme will provide financial support to charities which have lost income due to the impact of Covid-19 and are unable to cover unavoidable costs until September 30th 2020.

The programme will provide up to £75,000 for eligible organisations and will be administered on behalf of the Department for Communities by The National Lottery Community Fund. The amount of funding required to cover immediate costs and prevent short term closure will vary for each organisation.

More information on the programme is available from: https://www.communities-ni.gov.uk/covid-19-charities-fund