All programmes


#iwill Fund

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


Active England Archived Archived

Encouraging creative approaches to increase physical activity and sports participation

Advice Plus Archived Archived

Funding to provide legal advice and support to those most in need

Advice Services Fund Archived Archived

Government funding for free advice services for people in England


BASIS Archived Archived

Funding support for voluntary and community organisations to help them become more effective

BIG Local Archived Archived

Helping people make their communities better places to live in, now and in the future

Building Better Opportunities

The National Lottery Community Fund is matching funds from the European Social Fund for projects across England that tackle poverty and promote social inclusion.

Building Connections Fund

Following the Prime Minister's wider endorsement of the Jo Cox Commission recommendations on Loneliness in January 2018, the £11.5 million Building Connections Fund has been set up to support projects that are able to prevent or reduce loneliness.


Cancer Equipment Archived Archived

Funding to help hospitals improve their cancer treatment facilities

Community Wildlife Archived Archived

Let communities explore and celebrate their local wildlife


Early Action Neighbourhood Fund

The Early Action Neighbourhood Fund (EANF) was a pilot joint funding initiative between Comic Relief, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, The National Lottery Community Fund, The Legal Education Foundation, and Barrow Cadbury Trust.


Family Learning Archived Archived

Helping parents understand how their children learn and encouraging families to learn together


Help through Crisis

Help Through Crisis is a £33 million programme supporting 69 partnerships across England which help people who are experiencing or at risk of hardship crisis to overcome the difficulties they are facing to plan for their futures.



Local Connections Fund

The Local Connections Fund is a new £4 million fund to help charities and community groups working to reduce loneliness


Mayor’s Community Weekend

On the weekend of Saturday 4 July and Sunday 5 July 2020, events will be taking place across the West Midlands to celebrate the Mayor’s Community Weekend. The aim of this is to celebrate diversity and bring people together – we want to encourage people to go out, engage in their local communities and increase social interaction.

myplace Archived Archived

A multimillion programme across England to deliver world class youth centres



Parks for People

Grants for projects that regenerate historic public parks and cemeteries


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.

Place Based Social Action

Place Based Social Action (PBSA) is a joint £4.5m programme between the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and The National Lottery Community Fund (the Fund)

Power to Change

Power to Change is an independent charitable trust, established in 2015 with a £150 million endowment from The National Lottery Community Fund.


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.


Safeguarding Training Fund - Phase 2

The Safeguarding Training Fund is a jointly funded programme developed by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) and The National Lottery Community Fund (The Fund). It will provide £1.14M of funding over two phases until March 2022 to improve access to safeguarding/safe culture support materials.


The Healthy Communities Together programme

This programme offers up to £3 million of grant funding (over three years) to empower voluntary and community sector organisations to work together with the local health and care sector to boost the health and wellbeing of their communities.

The Silver Dreams Fund Archived Archived

Pioneering ways to help vulnerable older people deal more effectively with life-changing events

Transition Fund Archived Archived

Making funding available to help Civil Society Organisations (CSO) to adapt to, and manage, the transition to a different funding environment


Well-being Archived Archived

Supporting the development of healthier lifestyles and to improve well-being

Women and girls initiative

The Women and Girls Initiative supports 62 projects across England, which helps and empowers women and girls facing a wide range of issues such as violence, abuse, exploitation, and multiple and complex needs. This National Lottery funded initiative also aims to provide quality evidence that shows what works to empower women and girls.


Youth Capacity Fund

The Government has directed The National Lottery Community Fund to invest up to £1.2 million from dormant bank and building society accounts in England, to develop the capacity of local, frontline grassroots organisations who help young people facing barriers to work.

Youth in Focus Archived Archived

Supporting vulnerable young people through difficult changes in their lives

Youth Investment Fund

Supporting voluntary, community and social enterprise youth organisations to deliver, expand and create high quality local youth provision in targeted communities across England