Awards for All (National Lottery)

Grants available for: not-for-profit groups. Community projects that will run for up to a year.
Size of grants given: £300 to £10,000
No deadlines. Applications take about 18 weeks to process.

Aims of Fund

To help improve local communities and the lives of people most in need.

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

Grants are between £300 and £10,000 for specific projects. Projects can only start 18 weeks from the submission date. The money must be completely spent within one year, and you will have to show that your project meets one of the following outcomes:

  • bringing people together and building strong relationships in and across communities
  • improving the places and spaces that matter to communities
  • enabling more people to fulfil their potential by working to address issues at the earliest possible stage.

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. You should hear within about 18 weeks of them receiving a complete application.

Contact details

0345 4 10 20 30

Last updated 6/3/20 RL

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