They can support you to:
✔ Continue to deliver activity – whether your community needs crisis response, recovery or business as usual activity.
✔ Change and adapt, becoming more resilient to respond to new and future challenges.
In order to support communities to thrive, they aim to:
✔ Build strong relationships in and across communities.
✔ Improve the places and spaces that matter to communities.
✔ Help more people to reach their potential, by supporting them at the earliest possible stage.
Given the on-going pandemic, they expect continued high demand for their funding and they will have to make some tough choices. Please bear with them as their funding teams respond to the demand.
Who they cannot accept applications from:
✔ Sole traders.
✔ Organisations based outside the UK.
✔ One organisation applying on behalf of another. Be careful of businesses or consultants who say they can support you with your funding applications. They might even say they’re acting on the Fund’s behalf, or they’re a preferred supplier of the Fund. They could even offer to write an application for you. We would not accept applications from these types of businesses or consultants. But, you can get support and advice on writing your application from your local CVS (your local council for voluntary services).
✔ Companies that can pay profits to directors, shareholders or members (including Companies Limited by Shares).
✔ Organisations that currently have National Lottery Awards for All funding – they can only fund your organisation for a maximum of £10,000 within a 12-month period. And you can only hold one grant, for each different country in the UK, at a time. If you want to apply for a new grant – you’ll need to wait until your last grant with them is closed (this does not include any Coronavirus Community Support (CCSF) funding you’ve been awarded).
✔ Organisations that have already sent a National Lottery Awards for All application and are waiting for a decision.