Blog posts


Looking for colour, context and perspective about the work of The National Lottery Community Fund, its impact on communities and topics currently in the news? It’s all here. This blog will explain, explore, showcase and examine the ways in which civil society, and as a result the sector, is changing. Read about what people in communities across the UK and sector thought leaders have to say and form your own opinion.

  • How our new Past Grant Search fed Google’s hungry spider

    14 March, 2019

    The inside story of how we rebuilt our past grants search tool and added over half a million pages to Google in the process Read more
  • A young person’s perspective on social action

    16 November, 2018

    The #iwill Fund brings together a group of organisations who all contribute funding to embed meaningful social action into the lives of young people. The #iwill Fund is overseen by a Leadership Board who agree partnerships with funders & partners. Read more
  • What we’re learning about place-based funding

    15 November, 2018

    The campaign for the American mid-term elections is perhaps the last place you would expect to hear about the seaside village of Jaywick, Essex, and this somewhat bizarre campaign poster sparked understandable outrage at the stereotyping of a place that has, in recent years, undergone significant positive change. Read more
  • Our new Digital Fund

    26 October, 2018

    The National Lottery Community Fund has given many millions to digital projects over the last decade. In the last five years alone it has made over £16m of sub £10,000 grants to support mainly small charities and organisations to thrive in a digital era. And yet here we are launching a new Digital Fund, setting aside up to £15m over the next two years. Here’s why. Read more