National Lottery Awards for All offers funding from £300 to £10,000 to support what matters to people and communities.
Please note: We expect to move to a new online application form for National Lottery Awards for All Scotland on Monday 29 July 2019. Please note, the final date for applying using the current application form is Sunday 28 July at 23:59. Any work you have saved in the current application form will not transfer across automatically to the new application form.
From now until the end of 2019 we will also be changing some of our internal systems to improve the experience of applying for and using our grants. While we do this we expect it may take us longer than usual to process applications. Please note, it could take up to 18 weeks for us to tell you our decision, with a further 2 weeks to pay your grant if you are successful.
What we're looking for in your application
You meet at least one of our funding priorities
A good application should do at least one of these three things:
- bring people together and build strong relationships in and across communities
- improve the places and spaces that matter to communities
- enable more people to fulfil their potential by working to address issues at the earliest possible stage.
Your project also has to put people in the lead
It’s important to us that you involve your community in the design, development and delivery of the activities you’re planning. We feel your project will be more successful if you involve your community.
This short video explains it well. It might be helpful when you’re putting your application together.
If you’re a school
Make sure your project strengthens the community outside of the school too. So it should benefit, and involve, more than just teachers, pupils, and parents of pupils.
The kinds of school projects we don’t usually fund:
- projects to improve school facilities or equipment
- projects to help with staff training
- projects that are part of the school curriculum
- projects that involve activities the school should already be providing
- projects that take place during teaching times (lunch breaks, or before and after school might be okay)
If your project focuses on sport or the arts
We have additional priorities for projects that focus on the arts or sport. You can read these in full at the bottom of the What we need to know section.
Have any questions?
Get in touch with us to discuss your idea.