Latest round of funding available from Big Lottery Fund

The Big Lottery are offering grants of between £300 and £10,000 for groups to hold one off events or activities which celebrate their local community.

The Big Lottery are offering grants of between £300 and £10,000 for groups to hold one off events or activities which celebrate their local community.

You could celebrate something from your community's history or a local hero. Or maybe it's a chance to bring people together to get to know their neighbours better.

There is a total of £3.875m for projects in England.

What will you celebrate?
You can apply if you are a:

  •     voluntary or community organisation with a constitution and bank account
  •     school
  •     statutory body

The Big Lottery are especially keen to receive applications from groups who have not applied before.

You will also need to show that your project is open to everyone in your local community.

Higher priority will be given to applications from:

    projects which demonstrate communities coming together to celebrate and share their diverse cultures
    projects which actively bring different generations together

'Celebrate' will fund activities that bring people together to celebrate their local community.

In your application you will need to show:

  •     how the project will bring people together in the community to celebrate
  •     why the activity is something your local community wants and how you can demonstrate it is led by the people within it

Celebrate opened for applications on 6 July 2016. Applications will be assessed and awarded on a first come, first served basis. This programme will close to new applications when all the money has been awarded.

For further details, visit: https://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk

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