The difference we make

National Lottery - Tumble Community Centre

The National Lottery Community Fund is the largest funder of community activity in the UK – we support people and communities to prosper and thrive.

Across the UK we fund the things that matter to communities, and in the five years from 2016–17 to 2020–21 we awarded £3.4 billion through more than 72,000 grants.

In a typical year, our grant holders collectively support around 5.2 million beneficiaries.

We reach every parliamentary constituency in the UK and over 90% of all wards.

Here we show the difference this money is making - to grant holders, the people they work with and the wider community.