Lottery focused fund updates

Big Lottery Fund

The Big Lottery Fund has made some changes so that it’s easier to apply for funding. 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 … Continue reading

Power to Change: Community Business Fund

Power to Change supports community and voluntary groups through the stages of the journey towards running a community enterprise. The Community Business Fund provides capital and project-related revenue funding for existing community businesses. It is opening again in April 2018 … Continue reading

Arts Council England

Arts Council England provides investments and funding for the arts, museums and libraries. Arts Council England has a new investment approach for 2018-22 and will now be allocating funding under three funding streams: National portfolio organisations – upfront allocations to … Continue reading

Arts Council England: Project Grants

The Arts Council England has launched ‘Project Grants’ – a new open-access programme for arts, museums and libraries projects, funded by the National Lottery. The programme replaces a number of previous Arts Council schemes which have now closed. Project Grants … Continue reading

Financial Inclusion Programme

The Big Lottery Fund is designing a new £55m programme to increase the use of fair, affordable and appropriate financial products and services that boost savings, increase protection against shocks, smooth incomes and increase access to fair, affordable and appropriate … Continue reading

Big Lottery Fund: Reaching Communities

The Big Lottery Fund has announced that it will be changing the application process for Reaching Communities, to make it easier for groups and communities to apply for National Lottery funding. In order to do this, there will be a … Continue reading

Heritage Lottery Fund: Heritage Enterprise

The Heritage Enterprise programme is for projects that seek to achieve economic growth by investing in heritage. It is primarily for enterprising community organisations to help them rescue neglected historic buildings and sites and return them to a viable productive … Continue reading

Heritage Lottery Fund: current programmes

The Heritage Lottery Fund supports projects which focus on heritage including people’s memories and experiences, histories of people and communities, languages and dialects, cultural traditions, historic buildings, archaeological sites, landscapes and gardens, wildlife and industrial heritage. Priority is given to … Continue reading

#iwill Fund

The Big Lottery Fund has launched the #iwill Fund to develop opportunities for young people to take part in social and community activities such as campaigning, fundraising and volunteering. The #iwill Fund aims to transform the culture of community engagement and … Continue reading

Sport England: Community Asset Fund

Sport England has launched a new capital fund, the Community Asset Fund, for projects which create or improve opportunities to play sport and get active in local communities. Community organisations, clubs, statutory bodies and educational establishments can apply for investments … Continue reading

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