Funding programmes

Funding, Funding programmes

We're open to all applications that meet our criteria, including supporting people and communities most adversely impacted by the pandemic.

  1. National Lottery Awards for All England

    A quick way to apply for smaller amounts of funding between £300 and £10,000.

    Area
    England
    Suitable for
    Voluntary or community organisations
    Funding size
    £300 to £10,000, for up to one year
    Application deadline

    Ongoing

  2. National Lottery Awards for All Wales

    A quick way to apply for smaller amounts of funding between £300 and £10,000.

    Area
    Wales
    Suitable for
    Voluntary or community organisations
    Funding size
    £300 to £10,000
    Application deadline

    Ongoing

  3. National Lottery Awards for All Scotland

    A quick way to apply for smaller amounts of funding between £300 and £10,000.

    Area
    Scotland
    Suitable for
    Voluntary or community organisations, Public sector organisations
    Funding size
    £300 to £10,000
    Application deadline

    Ongoing

  4. National Lottery Awards for All Northern Ireland

    A quick way to apply for smaller amounts of funding between £300 and £10,000.

    Area
    Northern Ireland
    Suitable for
    Voluntary or community organisations, Public sector organisations
    Funding size
    £300 to £10,000
    Application deadline

    Ongoing

  5. Reaching Communities England

    Offers a larger amount of funding (over £10,000) for projects that last up to five years. We’re looking for projects that work with their community – whether that’s a community living in the same area, or people with similar interests or life experiences.

    Area
    England
    Suitable for
    Voluntary or community organisations
    Funding size
    £10,001 or more, for up to five years
    Application deadline

    Ongoing

  6. Partnerships

    Offers a larger amount of funding (over £10,000) for organisations that work together with a shared set of goals to help their community thrive – whether that’s a community living in the same area, or people with similar interests or life experiences.

    Area
    England
    Suitable for
    Voluntary or community organisations
    Funding size
    £10,001 or more, for up to five years
    Application deadline

    Ongoing

  7. People and Places: Medium grants

    Funding capital and revenue community projects from £10,001 to £100,000.

    Area
    Wales
    Suitable for
    Voluntary or community organisations, Public sector organisations
    Funding size
    £10001 to £100000
    Total available
    Up to £19 million each year through both strands of the People and Places programmes
    Application deadline

    Ongoing

  8. People and Places: Large grants

    Funding capital and revenue community projects from £100,001 to £500,000.

    Area
    Wales
    Suitable for
    Voluntary or community organisations, Public sector organisations
    Funding size
    £100001 to £500000
    Total available
    Up to £19 million each year through both strands of the People and Places programme
    Application deadline

    Ongoing

  9. People and Communities

    A larger amount of funding (between £10,001 and £500,000) for projects working with your community – whether that’s a community living in the same area, or people with similar interests or life experiences.

    Area
    Northern Ireland
    Funding size
    £10001 to £500000
    Total available
    £57 million
    Application deadline

    Ongoing

  10. Empowering Young People

    A larger amount of funding (between £10,001 and £500,000) for projects that work with young people (between the ages of 8 and 25) to face and overcome challenges.

    Area
    Northern Ireland
    Suitable for
    Voluntary or community organisations
    Funding size
    £10001 to £500000
    Application deadline

    Ongoing

  11. Community Led

    Funding to support community-led activity and wellbeing.

    Area
    Scotland
    Suitable for
    Voluntary or community organisations
    Funding size
    £10001 to £150000
    Application deadline

    Ongoing

  12. Improving Lives

    Grants from £10,001 to £200,000 to help people facing challenging circumstances

    Area
    Scotland
    Suitable for
    Voluntary or community organisations, Public sector organisations
    Funding size
    £10001 to £200000
    Application deadline

    Ongoing

  13. Dormant Accounts NI

    Dormant Accounts Fund NI will support the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector in Northern Ireland to be more resilient and prepared for the future by funding activity that increases capacity and sustainability.

    Area
    Northern Ireland
    Funding size
    Up to £100,000 for individual organisations
    Total available
    If you think you will need more than £100,000 for your project because you're working in partnership, please get in touch.
    Application deadline

    Ongoing

  14. Young Start

    Helping young people aged eight to 24 to become more confident and play an active part in realising their potential.

    Area
    Scotland
    Suitable for
    Voluntary or community organisations
    Funding size
    £10,001 to £100,000
    Application deadline

    Ongoing

  15. Scottish Land Fund

    Supporting urban and rural communities to become more resilient and sustainable through the ownership and management of land and land assets.

    Area
    Scotland
    Suitable for
    Voluntary or community organisations, Public sector organisations
    Funding size
    £5000 to £1000000
    Application deadline

    Ongoing

  16. Supporting great ideas

    Supporting Great Ideas awards grants to support innovative and strategically important project ideas that encourage positive social change in Wales.

    Area
    Wales
    Suitable for
    Voluntary/community organisations and statutory bodies
    Funding size
    £10,001 and over
    Application deadline

    Ongoing

  17. #iwill Fund

    The #iwill Fund will enable more young people to take part in social action through high quality opportunities which create lifelong habits.

    Area
    England
  18. Awards from the UK Portfolio

    The UK Portfolio explores new and innovative approaches, and develops and tests new ways of building a stronger civil society.

    Area
    UK-wide
    Funding size
    Over £50,000 (The Platinum Jubilee Fund - between £30,000 - £50,000)
    Application deadline

    Ongoing apart from the Platinum Jubilee Fund which has a deadline of the 15th December.

  19. Forces in Mind

    Supporting the psychological wellbeing and successful and sustainable transition of veterans and their families into civilian life.

    Area
    UK-wide
    Application deadline

    Ongoing

  20. Other National Lottery Funders

    If none of the current The National Lottery Community Fund programmes are suitable for your project, one of the other Lottery funders may be able to help.

    Area
    UK-wide
    Suitable for
    Voluntary or community organisations, Public sector organisations, Private sector organisations
    Application deadline

    Check the other funder's websites

  21. Bringing People Together

    Our Bringing People Together funding can support projects that will build stronger connections across communities, and improve the infrastructure and conditions that are needed to strengthen these connections.

    Area
    UK-wide
    Suitable for
    Voluntary and community organisations
    Funding size
    up to £300,000 in total for up to two years
    Application deadline

    Ongoing

  22. Mind Our Future

    £10 million to put young people in the lead so that they can imagine and create a more resilient and mentally healthy future for young people in Wales.

    Area
    Wales
    Suitable for
    Third sector and public sector organisations working in partnerships
    Funding size
    No maximum grant amount
    Total available
    £10 million
    Application deadline

    This programme is closed to new applications

  23. Living Places and Spaces

    This programme offers small scale capital grants of between £1,000 and £10,000. This is to support communities by creating more sustainable and resilient outdoor spaces through:

    Area
    Northern Ireland
    Suitable for
    Voluntary or community organisations and schools
    Funding size
    £1,000 - £10,000 for capital costs
    Total available
    £500,000
    Application deadline

    5pm Friday 17 December 2021

  24. Sustainable Steps Wales - Mentoring

    Area
    Wales
    Suitable for
    Voluntary organisations or Public sector organisations working in partnership with Voluntary organisations.
    Application deadline

    There are two deadlines when applying for this grant, send in your:

    • Expression of interest:17:00 on 1 February 2022

    We’ll send you an application form if we think your expression of interest application could be fundable.

    • Completed application form: 17:00 on 5 April 2022.
  25. The Platinum Jubilee Fund

    The Platinum Jubilee celebrates 70 years of The Queen’s reign and to mark this occasion, The National Lottery Community Fund will fund 70 projects across the UK.

    Area
    UK-wide
    Suitable for
    Small local voluntary or community organisations and groups
    Funding size
    £30,000 to £50,000 for up to 2 years
    Total available
    £3.5 million.
    Application deadline

    15 December 2021 at 5pm or once we receive 700 applications – whichever comes first