Update from the Big Lottery Fund

You may be aware that the Big Lottery Fund has made changes recently including tripling the number of staff across England with the intention that staff will be working more closely with communities. This means that applicants should have the same local point of contact throughout your application.

The Big Lottery Fund is 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 are offered: –

National Lottery Awards for All

Our 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


Our 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