Big Lottery Fund have made changes to their funding so that it's easier to apply for National Lottery funding.
They have nearly tripled the number of staff across England, and they will be working more closely with communities that they support. This means you'll have the same local point of contact throughout your application.
They're 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. Big Lottery Fund support ideas that meet their three funding priorities. These are projects that:
bring people together and build strong relationships in and across communities
improve the places and spaces that matter to communities
enable more people to fulfil their potential by working to address issues at the earliest possible stage.
Big Lottery Fund now offer 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.
Reaching Communities offers grants of over £10,000 to support single organisations with great ideas that enable communities to thrive.
The Partnerships funding provides grants of over £10,000 for groups or organisations who have great ideas to do amazing things together.