This funding aims to support communities to bring real improvements to the places they live and the wellbeing of those most in need.
The National Lottery Community fund recognises the important role that community organisations play in addressing inequality and strengthening communities. They want to support those organisations to carry out the work that they do best – bringing local people together around the things that matter to them.
They will fund organisations to deliver work that achieves the following outcomes:
- Everyone in the community has the opportunity to influence and get involved in community- led activity
- People in the Community are better connected and work together to improve their wellbeing
Funding between £10,000 and £150,000 is available.
What can you apply for?
We want to provide longer term funding that offers community-led organisations stability to deliver great work. You can therefore apply for funding for between three and five years to improve or continue existing services, or to develop new activity. 3 Medium grants for community-led activity – sample form
Although we welcome match funding in applications, we can fund up to 100 per cent of activity costs including staff, training, volunteer expenses, equipment, premises costs, evaluation and overheads. We can fund up to £50,000 for minor capital costs such as building refurbishment or landscaping work as part of your overall activity.
There are some things we can’t pay for, such as anything you spend money on before your activity starts, activities that actively promote religion and items that only benefit one person.
How to apply
Contact National Lottery Community Fund – Medium grants for community-led activity. using the details below