The programme was designed to support small to medium sized organisations with a mission to support refugees and migrants and was open for a three week period.
The fund closed on 2 August, but had slightly fewer application than expected so have re-opened it for a second round of applications and extended the eligibility criteria. There is no deadline for applications but they will close the programme once they have enough applications to ensure the funds are spent.
The programme is now open to organisations with an income of £10,000 to £3 million that provide services and support targeted at refugees and migrants. This includes organisations that only work with these groups and those that have more general objects but are seeking to maintain or expand existing services targeted at refugees and migrants.
The Fund has £5 million to distribute for work that will relieve hardship caused by the pandemic among refugees and migrants experiencing barriers to accessing services.