For now we’re focusing on funding projects and organisations helping communities through the COVID-19 pandemic
We ask organisations who aren't looking for COVID-19 related funding in England to not submit an application at this time. All our resources need to be focused on helping communities through the pandemic.
We are reviewing the situation on an on-going basis and will share any updates or developments on our website.
Learn about applying for National Lottery COVID-19 funding in England
We'll focus on organisations supporting people and communities who experience disproportionate challenge and difficulty as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.
This category includes, for instance, organisations supporting older people; disabled people (including people with long-term health conditions); lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer + (LGBTQ+) communities and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities; all of whom are facing specific challenges during the current crisis. It also includes organisations who provide advice and support to those pushed in crisis as a result of the pandemic and those organisations supporting people and their families with end-of-life care.
Find out more about the National Lottery COVID-19 Fund – over £10,000 for partnerships.
This is for six months’ emergency funding, for small and medium organisations and for between £10,000 and £100,000.
We are also working with specialist partners to reach specific groups as quickly as we can.
Beyond the emergency response, National Lottery funding to support communities in England will be available, and we’ll keep you updated on our funding as it develops.