16 November 2020
Funding for VCS Organisations to Provide HMRC Advice Support Services
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has launched a £4.98 million grant programme which is available to voluntary and community sector (VCS) organisations in the UK to cover the years 2021 to 2024.
Registered charities, voluntary and community sector organisations, social enterprises, mutual and co-operatives based in the UK with an income of more than £40,000 per year can apply now.
To be eligible, they should provide advice and support to HMRC customers who need extra help understanding and complying with their tax obligations and claiming their entitlements, including those who are digitally excluded. This could include those with disabilities, mental health or learning difficulties, those on low income or in debt, older people, migrants, and carers.
A total of £4.98 million (£1.66 million per year) is available. Grants will range from £20,000 to £750,000 per year with a maximum threshold set at 50% of the organisation’s turnover.
The funding is for activities that cover one or more of the following
- Advice and support.
- Digital inclusion.
- Specialist support and referrals.
Applicants must have the infrastructure and capability to handle in the region of 700 referrals per year and would be responsible for bringing individual cases to conclusion.
The deadline for applications is 27 November 2020.