The National Lottery Community Fund is making several changes in response to the current coronavirus/Covid-19 situation.
In its most recent statement, the National Lottery Community Fund (NLCF) says:
It plans to continue to deliver its services to applicants, grant holders and communities across the UK as normally as it can.
A statement issued by NLCF CEO Dawn Austwick on 27 March, she said:
“In deciding how to implement this approach we have to make some tough choices about how we get that money out quickly to those communities and organisations that need it most. We will do our best to be fair and true to our principles and to you.
“To reach those groups best placed to support their communities at this vital time, we will prioritise the following faster payments for existing grant holders and applicants using the following criteria:
“Should we get through this initial tranche of support with some funding left or circumstances change, we will move to set new priorities. We know that this means some groups will not be able to access our funding over the coming months and we will endeavour to return to our broader support as soon as we can.”
The latest coronavirus updates can be found on the National Lottery Community Fund website