The National Lottery Community Fund announces largest expansion in its funding for 30 years

The National Lottery Community Fund, the largest community funder in the UK, has today unveiled bold new three-year ambitions to support what matters most to communities across the UK, including: More than 50% of all grants will go to communities experiencing greatest poverty and disadvantage. At least 15% of funding will go to environmental sustainability projects. The largest expansion of grassroots funding in three decades, with a target of reaching more than 80% of areas across the UK. The primary focus of more than 90% of grants is on one…

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£12 million National Lottery cash injection to support communities to come together across the UK, as new report shows value of community

The National Lottery Community Fund, the largest community funder in the UK, has awarded a vital £12 million cash injection to support communities to come together across the UK. Communities from Glasgow to Kent will benefit from the first nine projects to be awarded through The UK Fund – one of the funder’s bold commitments as part of its new strategy, It starts with community, to tackle some of the big social issues facing UK communities. The announcement comes as The National Lottery Community Fund launches a new report, revealing…

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£12 million National Lottery cash injection to support communities to come together across the UK, as new report shows value of community

The National Lottery Community Fund, the largest community funder in the UK, has awarded a vital £12 million cash injection to support communities to come together across the UK. Communities from Glasgow to Kent will benefit from the first nine projects to be awarded through The UK Fund – one of the funder’s bold commitments as part of its new strategy, It starts with community, to tackle some of the big social issues facing UK communities. The announcement comes as The National Lottery Community Fund launches a new report, revealing…

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The National Lottery Community Fund doubles down on grassroots funding as it kicks-off a bold new 2030 strategy

The UK’s largest community funder unveils its new strategy and first new funding moves. The strategic shift sees a significant boost for grassroots community groups while 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…

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Up to £10 million in National Lottery funding made available to community-driven projects focusing on energy and climate

The National Lottery Community Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK, is making up to £10 million available to community-driven projects across the UK that are focusing on the link between Energy and Climate. The Climate Action Fund will be open from midday on Thursday 2 March for applications from across the UK that focus on community-driven energy projects that can deliver both environmental and societal benefits. Energy use in households across the UK, from heating, hot water and using electric appliances, makes up about 20% of…

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