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Household Hardship Fund reopening to new applications

21 December 2022

Household Hardship Fund reopening to new applications

The National Lottery Community Fund is contributing another £1 million to the Household Hardship Fund, which will accept new applications from Tuesday 10 January 2023.

The Household Hardship Fund is a £1 million fund provided by The National Lottery Community Fund and administered by Corra Foundation.

The purpose of the Household Hardship Fund is to provide small grants to charities and community groups across Scotland who can pass the funding on directly to families and individuals on low incomes.

Groups can apply for up a minimum of £500 and up to £5,000 to provide families and individuals with cash or vouchers to meet pressing needs such as food, fuel, household items or clothing. All funds must be passed on to families and individuals by 30 June 2023.

The Fund aims to reach groups who:

  • Have strong local relationships with people in the community.
  • Are already supporting people in their communities on low incomes.
  • Have an annual income of less than £100,000, not including any COVID emergency grants your organisation received.

Please note that if your group received funds in the previous round (November/December 2022), you are not eligible to apply again. This is to ensure that the money supports as many different communities as possible. If your group applied in the previous round and did not receive funding, you can re-apply if you have been able to fully address the feedback given as to why the first application was not successful.

Find out more on the Corra Foundation website.