Funding programmes

Funding, Funding programmes

  1. National Lottery Awards for All England

    A quick way to apply for smaller amounts of funding between £300 and £20,000.

    Area
    England
    Suitable for
    Voluntary or community organisations
    Funding size
    £300 to £20,000, for up to two years
    Application deadline

    Ongoing. Apply at least 16 weeks before you want to start the activities or spend any of the money.

  2. National Lottery Awards for All Wales

    A quick way to apply for smaller amounts of funding between £300 and £20,000.

    Area
    Wales
    Suitable for
    Voluntary or community organisations
    Funding size
    £300 to £20,000
    Application deadline

    Ongoing

  3. National Lottery Awards for All Scotland

    A quick way to apply for smaller amounts of funding between £300 and £20,000.

    Area
    Scotland
    Suitable for
    Voluntary or community organisations, Public sector organisations
    Funding size
    £300 to £20,000
    Application deadline

    Ongoing

  4. National Lottery Awards for All Northern Ireland

    A quick way to apply for smaller amounts of funding between £300 and £20,000.

    Area
    Northern Ireland
    Suitable for
    Voluntary or community organisations, public sector organisations
    Funding size
    £300 to £20,000
    Application deadline

    Ongoing. Apply at least 12 weeks before you want to start the activities or spend any of the money.

  5. Reaching Communities England

    Offers a larger amount of funding (over £20,001) 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
    £20,001 or more, for up to five years
    Application deadline

    Ongoing

  6. Partnerships

    Offers a larger amount of funding (over £20,001) 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
    £20,001 or more, for up to five years
    Application deadline

    Ongoing

  7. People and Places: Medium grants

    Funding capital and revenue community projects from £20,001 to £100,000.

    Area
    Wales
    Suitable for
    Voluntary or community organisations, Public sector organisations
    Funding size
    £20,001 to £100,000
    Total available
    Up to £23 million in the current financial year
    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
    £100,001 to £500,000
    Total available
    Up to £23 million in the current financial year
    Application deadline

    Ongoing

  9. People and Communities

    A larger amount of funding (between £20,001 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
    £20001 to £500000
    Total available
    £57 million
    Application deadline

    Ongoing

  10. Empowering Young People

    A larger amount of funding (between £20,001 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
    £20001 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
    £20,001 to £150,000
    Application deadline

    Ongoing

  12. Improving Lives

    Grants from £20,001 to £200,000 to help people facing challenging circumstances

    Area
    Scotland
    Suitable for
    Voluntary or community organisations, Public sector organisations
    Funding size
    £20,001 to £200,000
    Application deadline

    Ongoing

  13. Dormant Accounts NI

    Dormant Accounts Fund NI supports 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
    Applications closed for individual organisations on 3 March 2023. Organisations can chat to us about strategic investments.
    Total available
    Total programme budget will vary, depending on Dormant funds available
    Application deadline

    Closed to individual applications at 5pm 3 March 2023. Strategic investments discussions are still taking place.

  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
    £20,001 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
    £20,001 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 £500,000
    Application deadline

    Ongoing

  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. Cost-of-Living Support Scotland

    Grants from £20,001 to £75,000 to help support individuals, families and communities currently experiencing hardship as a result of the cost-of-living increases.

    Area
    Scotland
    Suitable for
    Voluntary or community organisations
    Funding size
    £20,001 to £75,000
    Application deadline

    Ongoing

  22. Climate Action Fund - Energy and Climate

    This funding aims to help communities across the UK to address climate change. We’re looking for projects that focus on community-driven energy projects that can deliver benefits to climate, environment and society. Strengthening the health and wellbeing of people and communities across the UK.

    Area
    UK-wide
    Suitable for
    Community and voluntary organisations
    Funding size
    Projects can apply for up to £1.5 million over 2 to 5 years, with most projects awarded £1 million. Minimum grant £500,000. We aim to fund around 8-12 projects.
    Total available
    £8.5 million
    Application deadline

    1 March 2024 at midday

  23. Sustainable Steps Wales - Egin Grants

    We want to help community groups in Wales who are starting to take action on climate change and want to live in a more sustainable way. Our grants will help groups who are receiving support from Sustainable Steps Wales - Egin Mentoring Service to kick start their ideas.

    Area
    Wales
    Suitable for
    Groups which have received mentoring from Egin (the Sustainable Steps Wales - mentoring service) and have completed an action plan.
    Funding size
    £100 to £15000
    Total available
    £3.75 million over 5 years
    Application deadline

    You can apply when you’re ready. Funding is normally up to £15,000.

  24. The UK Fund

    We’re looking to fund organisations that want to do more to help communities come together and help make us a better-connected society.

    Area
    UK-wide
    Funding size
    £500,000 to £5 million
    Application deadline

    Ongoing

  25. Sustainable Steps Wales - Green Careers

    Area
    Wales
    Suitable for
    Partnerships
    Funding size
    £20,001 up to around £3,000,000. Projects should be around 5 years.
    Total available
    £10 million
    Application deadline

    You must send us an expression of interest form by 5pm on Tuesday 30 April 2024.

  26. Sustainable Community Buildings

    This funding is to help organisations be more environmentally sustainable. It's capital funding (up to £50,000) to improve the energy efficiency of community buildings.

    Area
    Northern Ireland
    Suitable for
    Voluntary or community organisations (with an annual income of less than £500,000)
    Funding size
    Up to £50,000  (capital funding only)
    Application deadline

    Check the deadline for your council area