The Household Hardship Fund

The Household Hardship Fund is a £2 million fund provided by The National Lottery Community Fund and administered by Corra.  The first round in November was very quickly fully subscribed but the second round is now open! However like previously, it’s expected that applications will come in very quickly and once they have received applications worth over the total available, the Fund will close again to new applications. Click here for information and how to apply

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.

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 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, so only apply for the amount of money that you are confident you can distribute by 30 June 2023. The minimum your group can apply for is £500.

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.