We remain open to all applications. We are here to help and want to talk to you about your ideas to support communities to adapt, recover and thrive.
There are two stages to the application process. A stage one application is available for you to download below. You are welcome to contact us before starting your application for to discuss your project idea and ask any questions you may have.
Please do contact us if:
- your project involves land and buildings
- you are thinking of applying for a Capital Development Grant
- your project is a continuation of an existing activity.
Contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 029 2168 0214 between 9.00am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday. We’ll put you through to a Funding Officer in your area for an informal chat with you about the idea you need funding for. If you’re ready to apply, we can send you an application form.
Before calling, please take a look at our Guidance Document for further information. You can also download a sample application form below. We also recommend taking a look at our StrengthChecker, a free tool to help third sector organisations to prioritise the strengths they need to build on most for their development and growth. Please use this tool to help identify any organisational development costs
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Submitting a stage one application
You can submit this application form at any time. Once we have received the application, we will let you know if you have been successful within 30 working days (roughly six weeks). If you’re unsuccessful, we will tell you why and if you wish, you can resubmit once you have addressed the feedback.
If successful, we will invite you to complete a stage two application or project plan. You will have up to four months to complete the application. Once you have submitted your stage two application, you will receive a final decision within four months.
You can contact us by emailing email@example.com or calling 029 2168 0214 between 9.00am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday.
Get help using our electronic forms here.
Reduce your environmental footprint
The National Lottery Community Fund cares about our environment and are always striving to manage our environmental impact. We encourage and support projects and communities to do the same. Learn more about how you can make your project or event more environmentally sustainable and perhaps save money at the same time.
As an organisation that gives out public funds, we carry out some checks on the information you provide us. Learn more about our checks