COVID Social Enterprise Fund

The COVID Social Enterprise Fund closed on 23 October 2020 at 5pm.The Fund was launched on 28 September 2020.

Awards from the COVID Social Enterprise Fund will support social enterprises that already deliver services and products but find themselves in financial difficulties directly as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The primary intention of the fund is to help social enterprises to stabilise and manage cash flow over this difficult period.

Awards will be distributed as a one-off payment and are intended to cover a shortfall of earnings due to COVID-19 over the period from March 2020 - August 2020 in order to help the social enterprise achieve resilience in their business model.

The fund was co designed with Social Enterprise NI and is administered by Community Finance Ireland on behalf of the Department for Communities (DfC).

The Fund is now closed.  Community Finance Ireland will continue to assess applications which have been made before the Fund closed.  


If you require any further information, please get in touch with Social Enterprise NI on 028 9046 1810

Data Protection Notice

Please note that information provided in the application form may be made available to the Department for Communities who may share with other Departments, Partner Agencies or funding bodies for the purposes of preventing or detecting fraud.

The Department for Communities reserves the right to undertake post award verification checks and may as a result contact you and require access to your records.

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