Big Lottery Fund New Approach To Funding

In Funding News by Caroline Foxton

The Big Lottery are changing the way they work in England to make it’s easier to apply for National Lottery funding.

The Big Lottery Fund will be working much more closely with communities that they support. This means you’ll have the same local point of contact throughout your application.

They are also moving away from standardised application forms so that they can focus on supporting the best ideas, not the people who are best at filling in forms. You can now submit your ideas online, by phone or in person.

Three types of funding is available:

National Lottery Awards for All

National Lottery Awards for All scheme offers funding from £300 to £10,000 to support what matters to people and communities.

Find out more about National Lottery Awards for All funding

Reaching Communities

Reaching Communities offers grants of over £10,000 to support single organisations with great ideas that enable communities to thrive.

Find out more about Reaching Communities funding


Partnerships funding provides grants of over £10,000 for groups or organisations who have great ideas to do amazing things together.

Find out more about Partnerships funding

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