National Lottery Awards for All - funding from £300 - £10,000 to support what matters to people and communities

National Lottery Funding can help you to make a difference in your community. National Lottery Awards for All offers funding from £300 to £10,000 to support what matters to people and communities. We will fund organisations with great project ideas that:

  • Improve the places and spaces that matter to communities

  • Bring more people together and build strong relationships in and across communities

  • Enable more people to fulfill their potential by working to address issues at the earliest possible stage

Your project also has to involve your community

We believe that people understand what's needed in their communities better than anyone. So it’s important to us that you involve your community in the design, development and delivery of the activities you’re planning.

Who can apply?

You can apply if your organisation is a:

  • voluntary or community organisation

  • registered charity

  • constituted group or club

  • not-for-profit company or Community Interest Company

  • school (as long as your project benefits and involves the communities around the school)

  • statutory body (including town, parish and community council).

We’re keen to fund smaller organisations too. So we’ll look at your income when we’re making a decision. We are prioritising groups that have not had funding from this programme in the last two years.

What can you spend money on?

This list doesn't include everything. So, if you're not sure, contact us. We can fund:

  • equipment

  • one-off events

  • small capital projects

  • staff costs

  • training costs

  • transport

  • utilities/running costs

  • volunteer expenses.

We can’t fund:

  • alcohol

  • contingency costs, loans, endowments or interest

  • electricity generation and feed-in tariff payments

  • paying someone else to write your application for you

  • political or religious activities

  • profit-making/fundraising activities

  • VAT you can reclaim

  • projects based outside the UK

  • statutory activities.

How to apply

We moved to a new application form on Tuesday 13 August 2019. You can still apply to us by email or post. But we expect to move to a new online application form in late October 2019.

Please visit our website for further information and access to the application form.

From now until the end of 2019 we'll also be changing some of our internal systems to improve the experience of applying for and using our grants. While we do this we expect it may take us longer than usual to process applications. It could take up to 18 weeks for us to tell you our decision, with a further two weeks to pay your grant if you're successful.

There is no deadline, applications are considered on a rolling basis