Non-Lottery funding

There are several ways in which The National Lottery Community Fund distribute non-lottery funding which are explained on this page. ‘Delivered by The National Lottery Community Fund’ is the strapline for The National Lottery Community Fund's non-Lottery work.

National Lottery Act (2006)

The National Lottery Act (2006) gave The National Lottery Community Fund the powers to distribute non-Lottery funding on behalf of other organisations, such as the Government.

The Fund's experience, infrastructure and expertise mean we are perfectly positioned to deliver wider community funding programmes. We deliver funding throughout the UK, with programmes tailored specifically to the needs of communities in England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland as well as those that cover the whole UK.

The Fund's non-Lottery mission is to work collaboratively, putting our experience, systems and learning at the disposal of others for the benefit of communities and people most in need.

If you are interested in applying for funding from a non-Lottery programme please use the funding finder or call our advice line on 0845 410 20 30.

Dormant bank and building society accounts

Under The Dormant Bank and Building Societies Act 2008, The National Lottery Community Fund has responsibility of distributing money in unused bank and building society accounts, collected by the Reclaim Fund, for the benefit of the community.

The money collected has been distributed in the following ways:

Further Information

As well as the ability to distribute non-Lottery funding, the Fund can also explore shared service opportunities or collaboration on joint funding schemes.

If you would like to discuss collaboration of new initiatives please contact us at or call our advice line: 0345 4 10 20 30.