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Fund title: National Lottery Community Fund

Focus of fund/fund aims:

To support voluntary and community groups with projects and activities that bring people together and strengthen communities

Application deadline:

refer to NLCF website

Fund description:

The National Lottery Community Fund is the new name for the Big Lottery Fund. It supports projects that bring people together to make a difference to their health, wellbeing and environment.

There are three types of funding:

National Lottery Awards for All
The National Lottery Awards for All scheme offers funding from £300 to £10,000 to support what matters to people and communities. There is a straightforward online application form.

Reaching Communities
Reaching Communities offers grants of over £10,000 to support single organisations with great ideas that enable communities to thrive. The grants are awarded to voluntary and community organisations or social enterprises for up to five years and can fund project activities, operating costs, organisational development and capital costs.

Partnerships funding provides grants of over £10,000 for groups or organisations which have great ideas to do exciting joint projects.

The National Lottery Community Fund also invests funding in other grant programmes and administers funding on behalf of the government and other organisations.

The full list of current funding programmes can be found here

Further information: