National Lottery grants
National Lottery good causes funding
The National Lottery raises money to support the following good causes:
The National Lottery Community Fund
The National Lottery Community Fund distributes over £600m a year to communities across the UK.
National Lottery Awards for All offers funding from £300 to £10,000 to support what matters to people and communities. It will fund organisations with great project ideas that:
- Shape the places and spaces that matter to communities
- Bring more people together and build strong relationships in and across communities
- Enable more people to fulfil their potential by working to address issues at the earliest possible stage
Reaching Communities make grants of over £10,000 in England, supporting organisations with great ideas that enable communities to thrive.
The grants are awarded to voluntary and community organisations or social enterprises for up to five years. It can fund project activities, operating costs, organisational development and capital costs.
Partnerships funding makes grants over £10,000 for organisations which work together with a shared set of goals and values.
More information on these and other funding strands can be found on the The National Lottery Community Fund
Sport England gives grants to non profit making organisations to support projects which will improve the quality of sports provision and increase the number of people participating in sports activities. Its vision is that everyone in England feels able to take part in sport or activity, regardless of age, background or ability.
For further information on the National and Regional programmes they run contact the Sport England Funding Line on 0345 8508 508or visit Sport England website
Arts Council England
Arts Council England gives grants to non profit making organisations and individuals to support projects which support the development of the arts. Funding for the Arts Council comes from the National Lottery and Central Government. For further information on its grant programmes contact the Arts Council England, call: 0161 934 4317 or visit the Arts Council website
The Heritage Fund gives grants to non profit making organisations to support capital and revenue projects which will help, increase awareness of heritage, encourage more people to become involved in heritage and will help to safeguard and enhance the heritage of buildings, objects and the environment.
For further information on its grant programmes contact the Heritage Lottery Fund North East Office, call 0191 255 7570 or visit Heritage Lottery Fund website