London Covid-19 Support Fund open

The Greater London Authority have announced that the £6m capital COVID-19 Emergency Recovery Support Fund (ERSF) application is now live. You can find out more and apply  here. This fund can cover items such as signage, sanitisation stations and barriers etc.

Please note that the application deadline is 4pm on Wednesday 12th of August. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Please email any questions to

To apply for the fund, you need to be an organisation delivering skills provision in Greater London, registered on the UK Register of Learning Providers. Your organisation must also satisfy at least one of the following criteria (A to D):

a) You have been endorsed to enter into a direct contract or grant agreement to deliver education and training with either the Greater London Authority for the devolved Adult Education Budget (for learners aged 19 and over), or the Education and Skills Funding Agency (for learners aged 16-18) for the academic year 2019/20 or 2020/21.

b) You are on the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers.

c) You are a sub-contractor on the ESFA List of Declared Subcontractors.

d) You are applying with support of a lead provider who satisfies either criteria A, B or C.

Eligible organisations might include:

  • general further education colleges
  • Group Training Associations (GTAs)
  • higher education institutions that are anchor partners for one of London’s Institutes of Technology (IoTs) bidding for a project relating to a partnership with an FE college
  • Institutes for Adult Learning (IALs)
  • Local authorities
  • National Skills Academies (NSAs)
  • offender learning and skills providers
  • private providers and third sector providers of further education
  • sixth form colleges