Loneliness fund puts £9m up for charities and community groups

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Grants of between £30,000 and £100,000 are available from the government’s Building Connections Fund, set up to tackle loneliness

Charities and community groups in England can apply for a share of a £9m fund set up to tackle loneliness.

Grants of between £30,000 and £100,000 are available from the government’s Building Connections Fund to projects aimed at reducing loneliness by reaching out to people of all ages and encouraging them to take part in activities that will make them feel more connected.

The Building Connections Fund, which totals £11.5m, was announced last monthby the Prime Minister Theresa May and Tracey Crouch, the charities minister, who is also the loneliness minister.

The fund comprises £5m each from the government and the Big Lottery Fund, and a further £1m from the Co-operative Foundation.

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