Awards for All (National Lottery)

Grants available for: not-for-profit groups. Community projects that will run for up to six months.
Size of grants given: £300 to £10,000
No deadlines.

Aims of Fund

This programme now focuses on funding projects and organisations helping communities through the COVID-19 pandemic

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

Their priority is organisations supporting people and communities who experience disproportionate challenge and difficulty as a result of the Covid-19 crisis.

This category includes, for instance, organisations supporting older people; disabled people (including people with long-term health conditions); lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer + (LGBTQ+) communities and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities; all of whom are facing specific challenges during the current crisis. It also includes organisations who provide advice and support to those pushed in crisis as a result of the pandemic and those organisations supporting people and their families with end-of-life care.

Any groups seeking funding for projects that are not related to COVID-19 are asked not to apply at this time.

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

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

Contact details

0345 4 10 20 30

Last updated 22/3/22 RL

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