National Lottery Community Fund 2023-2030 strategy update event
Wednesday 19 July 2023
10:00 to 11:00
Discover what the new 7 year National Lottery's Community Fund Strategy and four key missions means for grassroots community groups
In June the National Lottery Community Fund launched a new 7-year strategy, ‘It starts with community’. This strategy will underpin efforts to distribute at least £4 billion of National Lottery funding by 2030.
The aim is to ‘turbo charge’ support for grassroots projects through its flagship small grants programme, National Lottery Awards for All. It will be doubling the amount groups can apply for from £10,000 to £20,000 and doubling the term from 1 year to 2 years with these changes coming into effect from Autumn this year.
The National Lottery Community Fund says a focus going forward will be on four key missions where it wants its funding to make the biggest impact:
- ‘Turbo charging’ support for grassroots: doubling the amount and term of funding available through flagship small grants programme, National Lottery Awards for All
- £15 million for a new programme to connect communities as the funder seeks to tackle some of the big social issues facing UK communities today
- £9 million boost for climate action, one of the funder’s four key missions, bringing total investment this year to £35 million
- New strategy ‘It starts with community’ will underpin efforts to distribute at least £4 billion of National Lottery funding by 2030.