New Online Grants Portal for People Experiencing Financial Hardship

People experiencing financial hardship can now use a new online grants portal to access support from different charitable sources.

The Association of Charitable Organisations (ACO) worked with grantmaking organisations and social impact start up Lightning Social Ventures to create the tool. Using a single application, the grants system should allow people in financial hardship to find and apply for grants from multiple providers quickly, easily and securely.

Its aim is to reduce the paperwork and stress involved in applying for grants.

An early beta version of the tool is available and is being piloted over the next six months (it is currently limited and there may not initially be a support match).