Awards for All (National Lottery)

Grants available for: not-for-profit groups
Size of grants given: £300 to £20,000
No deadlines.

Aims of Fund

To support communities with the things that are important to them, including mitigating the impact of the cost-of-living crisis and supporting them as they seek to recover, rebuild and grow following the Covid-19 pandemic. Also to help communities celebrate the national events that are important to them – such as The Coronation, The Eurovision Song Contest or the 75th anniversary of Windrush.

Who can apply

Any not-for-profit group.

New groups are encouraged to apply. However you should draw up a constitution and open a bank account before you do.

See their website for more details about who can apply.

How much and what can you apply for

Up to £20,000.

The funding can be for new or existing activities, or to support your organisation to change and adapt to new and future challenges. Funding can support projects over 2 years.

They will support community projects that do one or more of the following:

  • build strong relationships in and across communities
  • improve the places and spaces that matter to communities
  • help more people to reach their potential, by supporting them at the earliest possible stage
  • support people, communities and organisations that are facing increased demands and challenges as a direct result of the cost-of-living crisis.

You can apply for funding for a wide range of different types of cost, including (but not limited to):

  • running costs
  • equipment
  • one-off events
  • small capital projects
  • staff costs
  • training costs
  • transport
  • utilities
  • volunteer expenses.

How to apply

The application form is online and you will need to register to access it. There is a new form since 1st October 2019, so you need to register again, even if you already had an account before that date. Go to:

Read the guidance notes to help you.

Deadlines for application

There are no deadlines, but you should apply at least 16 weeks before you want to start activities or spend any of the money.

Contact details

0345 4 10 20 30

Last updated 21/11/23 MA

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