Tree Shepherd is delighted to receive a £40,000 grant from the Social Enterprise Support Fund in order to operate fully and extend its offer during this difficult time of COVID-19.
The grant will bring staff back to work on full-capacity hours, enable us to continue Covid-securing our sites, provide more training and offer guidance on digital marketing skills to entrepreneurs who are coping with a struggling economy. Watch this space to see updates on what this fund will mean for you.
Our CEO Colin Crooks said “I am delighted to have received this fund for Tree Shepherd. This will enable us to continue our work supporting entrepreneurs who have been hit hard by the pandemic. Thanks to the National Lottery and all the other partners involved.”
What is the Social Enterprise Support Fund?
The Social Enterprise Support Fund provides essential financial support to help social enterprises during COVID-19. It will help social enterprises to meet additional demands, change the way they work, make their spaces COVID-secure, and manage liquidity during the next six months.
The Social Enterprise Support Fund was established in partnership by The National Lottery Community Fund and five social enterprise support agencies: Big Issue Invest, The Key Fund, Resonance, the School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE) and UnLtd with support from CAF Venturesome, the Young Foundation and Ashoka. Thanks to National Lottery players, £18.7 million of National Lottery funding has been committed to the fund to be used to provide grants to social enterprise organisations that are best placed to support local, vulnerable communities in response to the COVID-19 crisis.