Major grants for frontline cost-of-living services launches today

24 July, 2023

The Community Organisations cost-of-living fund is now open. This funding is for organisations that support people and communities under severe pressure because of the increased cost of living.


The main priority is to fund organisations supporting low-income households and individuals. You can apply for between £10,000 and £75,000.


To apply your organisation must already run critical services around at least one of the following:

  • food and emergency supplies – like food and baby banks or the provision of hot meals, clothes or toiletries
  • emergency shelter – like night shelters or other accommodation for people experiencing homelessness
  • safe spaces – like domestic abuse services and youth services
  • warmth – like warm rooms and spaces
  • financial and housing advice – like giving people advice because of the increased cost of living.

Your organisation must also be facing both increased demand for these critical services and increased costs of delivering these critical services


You can get funding to pay for:

  • costs of delivering, expanding or adapting your existing critical service(s) from the date you are funded until 31 March 2024. The date you are funded will be around 12 weeks from the time you submitted your application.
  • retrospective costs of running the existing critical service(s) you’re applying for between 24 July 2023 and the date you are funded.


The deadline for applications is 16 October 2023 at 12 noon. Funding must be spent by 31st March 2024


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