Funding for social businesses during the Firebreak Lockdown

An enhanced package of financial support is available to social businesses in Wales:

Economic Resilience Fund 3
Two types of ERF are available:

  • Lockdown Business Fund – Every business occupying a property with a rateable value is eligible for a grant payment. Other discretionary grants are available depending on business sector and length of time in local lockdown;
  • Business Development Grant – a recovery support grant to help businesses build back. You can check your eligibility now and applications will open on Monday 26 October. Grants will be distributed on a first come, first served basis so don’t delay with your application. You can apply even if you’ve applied for ERF before (successfully or unsuccessfully).

For more information and to access these two grants visit

Third Sector Resilience Fund
Delivered by the WCVA, the fund is a blend of 75% grant and 25% initially interest free loan to be available to voluntary sector organisations towards the costs of ongoing revenue expenditure, including salaries. Organisations can apply for up to £100,000. The fund is split into three strands; Survive, Improve and Diversify. For more information and to access this fund visit

Social Business Wales can provide advice via telephone or through video conferencing, you can contact them by telephone on 0300 111 5050 or email if you need support.

Looking for funding for your project or organisation?…. click on our funding search platform for the third sector in Wales!

Our funding website Funding Wales launched by Third Sector Support Wales, helps third sector organisations find funding.

To start searching for funding opportunities, visit 

  • Third Sector Support Wales
  • PQASSO Quality Mark
  • Welsh Government
  • Investing in Volunteers
  • Lottery Community Fund
  • Disability Confident
  • Bridgend County Borough Council