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National Lottery Awards for All: Small Grants - England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted June 2, 2021 from Brazil
Expires on December 30, 2022
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The National Lottery Community Fund logo

National Lottery funding can help you to make a difference in your community. We offer grants to support what matters to people and communities.

We're open to all applications for community projects that meet our criteria. This includes support responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

Utilize This Offer

Through our National Lottery Awards for All programme, we’re looking to support projects that are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic by: 
a) supporting organisations to adapt or diversify to respond to new and future challenges ;
b) supporting communities adversely affected by COVID-19 ;
c) supporting communities and organisations to become more resilient to help them to respond better to future crises. 

Although we are supporting responses to the pandemic, your project does not have to be related to COVID-19 to be funded.

If you are applying for something that is not related to Covid-19, then your project must meet at least one of our usual funding priorities, which are:
• Bring people together and build strong relationships in and across communities;
• Improve places and spaces that matter to communities;
• Help more people to reach their potential, by supporting them at the earliest stage.

You can apply if your organisation is based in the UK and:
1. In England: Voluntary or community organisation;
2. In Scotland: Voluntary or community organisation; Public sector organisation;
3. In Wales: Voluntary or community organisation;
4. In Northern Ireland: Voluntary or community organisation.

We offer small grants from £300 to £10,000 to support what matters to people and communities.

Grantees from Wales need to deliver their project in Welsh as well as English and make sure all the activities are available to your community in both languages.

Application deadline: Ongoing (rolling basis).

It takes around 12 weeks to get a decision from us.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Jun 02
Jun 02

Friendly reminders:
1. Find and analyze open and closed calls that interest you. Try to discover:
• what they have in common, and
• how you can think ahead / plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests) and information usually required by calls such this one;
3. Write - baby steps... - and discuss a project draft, to validate within your group the priorities of the proposal(s) and to train your grant writing skills as well;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal / project. Start NOW!
5. Do visit regularly the World Pulse website to make customized searches for grant opportunities. How?
a) Click on the Menu (left upper corner);
b) Type the name of your country in the search area (blank space); click enter;
c) Click on Filters;
d) Click on Resource;
e) Browse the results (opportunities) that will show up, by chronological order of posting;
6. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network;
7. Share the opportunities that do not apply to you but can interest others;
8. Instead of copying this posting in order to share it, please forward the link of this page. Hence more people will get to know World Pulse, this website and/or its Resources section!
Ana Isabel

Jill Langhus
Jun 04
Jun 04

Thanks, Ana.