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Awards for All Increases Maximum Grant Amount (UK)

Voluntary, community organisations and Schools, etc across the UK can now apply for grants of up to £20,000 from the National Lottery Community Fund – Awards for All programme. This represents a significant increase from the previous maximum grant size of £10,000. Projects can last for up to two years.

The funding boost is intended to support organisations in delivering new or existing community led activities. Eligible projects must achieve at least one of the following objectives:

  • Bring people together to build strong relationships within and across communities
  • Improve places and spaces that matter to communities
  • Help individuals reach their potential by providing early support
  • Assist individuals, communities, and organisations facing difficulties due to the cost-of-living crisis

Organisations eligible to apply include:

  • Constituted voluntary or community organisations
  • Constituted groups or clubs
  • Registered charities
  • Charitable incorporated organisations (CIOs)
  • Not-for-profit companies
  • Community interest companies (CICs)
  • Schools (provided the project benefits and involves the surrounding communities)
  • Statutory bodies (including local authorities, town, parish, and community councils)
  • Community benefit societies

The funding can be used for a variety of purposes, including:

  • Organisational running costs
  • Equipment
  • One-off events
  • Staff costs
  • Training costs
  • Transport
  • Utilities
  • Volunteer expenses
  • Small land or refurbishment projects

The application deadline is 16 weeks before the start of the project or activities.

For more information and to apply, please visit the National Lottery Community Fund website (link below)

20th November 2023