We remain open to all applications that meet our criteria. But we are also keen to support applications to help you respond to the impact of COVID-19.
Find out how to apply for your COVID-19 response here. This includes our full COVID-19 priorities, and details of our shortened application form for COVID-19 responses.
We are also reviewing how we can expand our criteria for Improving Lives to help support recovery from COVID-19. Any changes will be made by the end of 2020. You can read more about these plans on our blog.
Details on our usual priorities and how to apply follow.
Many people experience challenges at some point in their lives. We want to support activity that helps them overcome these difficulties and become more resilient.
We want to fund activity that means people:
- are better able to identify ways to take control over their lives and build resilience
- are able to shape the activities and services they use to better meet their needs
- have more access to support and opportunities to improve their lives.
As of 1 October 2020 we shortened our process for Improving Lives, so you only need to complete a single application form. The maximum grant size is now £200,000, and the maximum grant length is three years.
Read our blog posts about this funding