National Lottery Awards for All

This fund can support you to continue to deliver activities that strengthen your community in some way or to change and adapt, becoming more resilient to respond to new and future challenges.

Grant size: smaller amounts of funding between £300 and £10,000
Funding covers: Running costs, utilities, staff costs, equipment
Decision timescale: usually takes around 12 weeks
Organisation size: keen to fund smaller organisations
Organisation type: voluntary and community organisation
Deadlines: Ongoing

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Reaching Communities

This fund is aimed at projects that work with their community – whether that’s a community living in the same area, or people with similar interests or life experiences.

Grant size: £10,001 or more, for up to five years
Funding covers: direct costs associated with delivering activities in your community; organisational development; core costs;
Decision timescale: usually takes around 12 weeks to hear if you will progress to next stage.
Organisation type: charities and not-for-profit organisations, including social enterprises
Deadlines: ongoing

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Arts Council England and TNLCF - Project Grants

Project Grants is open to anyone who needs funding for an arts, museums or libraries project that shows public benefit.

Grant size: from £1,000 to £100,000, for projects that last up to 3 years
Funding covers: direct costs associated with delivering the project;
Decision timescale: if you are applying for £15,000 or under, you will receive a decision in 6 weeks. If you are applying for over £15,000 a decision will take 12 weeks.
Organisation type: the fund will focus on the needs of smaller independent organisations
Deadlines: ongoing

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Heritage Fund

Support organisations working with heritage to adapt and recover in the continuing coronavirus crisis. This funding will support activity that is led by and/or engages diverse groups typically under-represented in heritage, such as young people, minority ethnic and LGBT+ communities, disabled people and people from lower socio-economic backgrounds.

Grant size: £3,000 to £10,000 and £10,000 to £100,000
Decision timescale: eight weeks
Organisation type: Charities and not-for-profit organisations, including social enterprises
Deadlines: ongoing

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