Government funding for charities – Q&A from ACEVO

Article date
17 April 2020
Primary interest
Voluntary sector

The government announced a package of support for charities last week. One week on, many charities still have questions about how this will work in practice, who can apply, when, and how quick the money will be distributed.

ACEVO (Association of Chief Executives for the Voluntary Organisations) has helpfully produced a blog (last updated on 16 April), with questions they put to DCMS (Department of Culture Media and Sport). The blog very helpfully includes clarifications about the NLCF (National Lottery Community Fund) pots, of which there are two: NLCF ‘s own pot and the government funding that will be distributed via NLCF.

 It is anticipated that the government funding will go towards applicants needing cash for emergency response plus a little bit of recovery funding, whereas the NLCF grants will be for organisations needing recovery funding plus a little bit of emergency response cash.

More information on the precise workings of this is expected to be released next week.

Read the ACEVO blog here.

RVA will continue to keep you updated on developments in relation to the government funding. If you have questions, please contact