Together for Our Planet

Launching this September, this programme will offer grants from £1,000 to £10,000 of National Lottery funding to support communities across the UK to take action on climate change. Projects should reflect what matters to your community and can be small in scale. They could cover an area like:

  • food
  • transport
  • energy
  • waste and consumption
  • the natural environment.

You will not need to be an expert in any of these areas to apply. They’re particularly interested to hear from people who are starting to think about taking action on climate change in their communities.

Deadline: 5pm, 18 November 2021 Find out more


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

Apply here


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

Apply here 


Heritage Fund

Fund for projects that are clearly focused on heritage – this can be national, regional or local heritage of the UK. They will prioritise heritage projects that will: boost the local economy, provide job creation and encourage skills development, support wellbeing and create better places to live, work and visit. They also expect that all projects to demonstrate that they are building long-term environmental sustainability and inclusion into their plans. 

Grant size: £3,000 to £10,000 for projects lasting up to one year
Organisation type: Charities and not-for-profit organisations, including social enterprises
Deadlines: ongoing

Apply here