Eligible Expenditure

To be eligible, groups need to show how their ideas meet one or more of the following three priorities:

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

  • Improve the places and spaces that matter to communities.

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

The funding can be used for:

  • Staff salaries.

  • Project activities.

  • Running costs.

  • Small-scale refurbishment.

  • Equipment.

  • Organisational development.

How To Apply

There are no deadlines. Applications can be made at any time.

The first step in the application process is to check the eligibility requirements on the Big Lottery Fund website, read the guidance notes and then contact the Big Lottery Fund, either by telephone or by email, to discuss the proposed idea. If the idea is accepted, the Big Lottery Fund panel of staff will then invite a full proposal. A funding officer will help the applicant put together the proposal.

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