The Household Hardship Fund, administered by Corra Foundation on behalf of National Lottery Community Fund, will open soon.  

The fund will open on Tuesday 22 November 2022. On this date, full information and the application form will be available on the Household Hardship page on our website.

The fund will provide grants between £500-£5,000 to local groups who will pass the money on in cash or vouchers directly to local families and individuals in need.  

The fund is open to:  

  • Charities, constituted community groups, and registered social enterprises with an annual income under £100,000. 
  • Groups with strong relationships within their community and that are already supporting people on low incomes.  
  • Groups that can demonstrate how they will distribute cash or vouchers directly to local families and individuals in need.  

Cash and vouchers could support families and individuals with:  

  • Food and essential items 
  • Fuel and energy costs  
  • Warm clothing 
  • Phone vouchers / internet costs  

Distributing cash or vouchers can be challenging work. We expect that successful applicants to this fund will be organisations who are already supporting families and individuals on low incomes through other activities. This might include projects such as: children’s groups, lunch clubs, churches/faith groups, youth groups, food pantries/banks.

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