Area: UK-wide

Deadline: 12 noon on Friday 7 October 2022

New funding from The National Lottery Community Fund for UK-based community and voluntary organisations.

After a national campaign the winners will be decided by public vote. The idea is to give Lottery players and the public a say in how National Lottery money is spent. Community organisations have the chance to apply for funding of up to £70,000. The total available fund is up to £4.37 million.

What can be funded?

Projects that:

  • bring people together and build strong relationships in and across communities
  • make communities stronger and more inclusive
  • help people or communities
  • develop the skills and capacity they need to achieve their ambitions
  • involve the people you support in the design, development and delivery of your project
  • support people to create meaningful change in their local community or help it thrive
  • help people and communities connect by engaging with nature
  • build connections across different cultures, different communities, or both.

The fund will support imaginative ideas from organisations that have already done good work in their local community. Smaller organisations with annual turnovers of under £500,000 will be prioritised. The fund will be awarded to 57 winners across the UK up to 38 runner-up organisations.

Before deciding to apply, consider if you’re happy running a public campaign that could bring lots of publicity to your project. You'll benefit from free support and training to help you do this. 

Please visit The National Lottery Community Fund's website to find out more about the funding terms and how to apply.