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COVID Social Enterprise Fund

COVID Social Enterprise Fund


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.


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


The Covid Social Enterprise Fund will open for applications at 09:00 on 28th September 2020. The Fund will close at 17:00 on 23rd October 2020.




The application form will be available from the Community Finance Ireland website from launch date (


For FAQ’s click this link: 


If you need help with your application

If you have questions about your application, 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.