New £100m fund will tackle inequality among disadvantaged groups and young people

Funding organisations from across London are uniting to create a £100m fund to support voluntary and community groups to drive change and tackle inequality. Over the next ten years, Propel will support organisations led by and for disadvantaged groups, including young people, women and girls, LGBTQ+ communities, deaf and disabled people, and communities experiencing racial inequality.  The growing collaboration represents public, private, and independent funders, including Bloomberg, City Bridge Trust – the City of London Corporation’s charity funder – The National Lottery Community Fund, the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan,…

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£2.5m National Lottery funding for In Our Nature set to boost Manchester action on climate change  

Manchester communities are set to pioneer new approaches to tackle the climate emergency thanks to In Our Nature, an initiative that has been awarded £2.5m from The National Lottery Community Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK.   The funding will help residents deliver over 50 community-led projects to reduce carbon emissions and introduce urban greening and nature-based solutions.    In Our Nature brings together a delivery partnership made up of Manchester Climate Change Agency, Hubbub, Groundwork Greater Manchester, Amity CIC, The Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, who…

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The National Lottery Community Fund launches a Strategy Renewal process

The National Lottery Community Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK, has today launched a Strategy Renewal process that will shape how it supports people and communities to prosper and thrive into the future. The move is part of the Fund’s ongoing commitment to putting communities first. The 18-month process will engage a wide range of stakeholders and provide many touch points for people to join in conversations about the challenges, opportunities, hopes and ambitions of the UK’s diverse communities. This will help shape how The National…

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Fund reopens to deliver £16.3 million in grant funding to social enterprises

On 10 November 2021 five social enterprise support agencies have come together for the second time to deliver the fund, which will help social enterprises across England rebuild and grow their income from trading, enabling them to support their communities to recover from the crisis. Big Issue Invest, Key Fund, Resonance, the School for Social Entrepreneurs and UnLtd will jointly deliver £16.3m in grants, aiming to help 500 enterprises. Money for the fund comes from The National Lottery Community Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK. The…

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2021: importance of communities set to remain high as people identify loneliness and isolation as a key issue to tackle in their local area

New research from The National Lottery Community Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK, shows that the pandemic has helped to reignite people’s interest in their local community and sparked a desire to be more involved in 2021. Across the UK almost seven in ten people (69%) feel like they are part of their local community, with around a third acknowledging that COVID has increased their sense of belonging (35%) and also made it more important for them to feel part of it (33%). The survey of…

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