Catalyst & The National Lottery Community Fund COVID-19 Digital Response

We’re helping charities develop solutions to their data, design and digital challenges to delivering essential services, so that they can better support people and communities affected by COVID-19. The COVID-19 Digital Response is being delivered by CAST on behalf of the Catalyst network, and is being funded by The National Lottery Community Fund. It will help address urgent issues which affect the most vulnerable. Around £1.75 million will be made available in direct grants to nonprofits. This fund is aimed at enabling networks of charitable organisations to develop their digital, data…

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The Phoenix Fund opens to grant £1 million to Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic community groups across England

Global Fund for Children (GFC) and The National Lottery Community Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK, have announced the opening of the Phoenix Fund. This new initiative, made possible thanks to National Lottery players, will provide £1 million in emergency grants to Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities and will support BAME leadership across England. As the COVID-19 pandemic and protests for racial justice sweep the world, the time to decisively support BAME leadership and relief efforts is long overdue. Survey data from the Ubele…

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Spring Impact Launches Next UK Scale Accelerator

Spring Impact has announced the launch of a new, issues-led Scale Accelerator, focused on scaling the impact of UK projects that help marginalised individuals facing multiple complex needs, like homelessness and substance abuse. Backed by The National Lottery Community Fund since 2015, the Scale Accelerator is a highly regarded programme that helps UK charities and social enterprises to scale their impact and change more lives, by providing vital support, skills and perspective. With those on the extreme edges of UK society rarely facing just one issue, there is a growing…

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Big Lottery Fund and Heritage Lottery Fund to embed The National Lottery in identity

The two largest organisations that distribute money raised for ‘good causes’ through the sale of National Lottery tickets have today unveiled refreshed brands that make a clearer link between playing the National Lottery and the good causes that benefit. The Big Lottery Fund, the UK’s largest community funder, changes its name today to The National Lottery Community Fund – a move announced in September last year. They are joined by the Heritage Lottery Fund, which from today will be known as The National Lottery Heritage Fund. Both organisations have also…

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