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Big Lottery Grants - 'Reaching Communities'

Grants are available for projects which encourage voluntary and community organisations to identify their own local ideas for funding. It will support projects that improve the quality of life in communities across England, offering help where it is most needed. Funding is available for projects lasting up to five years. The programme has two strands:

  • Reaching Communities: grants of more than £10,000 are available for salaries, running costs, a contribution towards core costs and equipment. However, applicants that are applying for over £500,000 must contact Big Lottery first. They can also fund up to £100,000 for land, buildings or refurbishment capital costs
  • Reaching Communities Buildings: for projects involving land or buildings, grants of more than £100,000 can apply. The scheme is targeting buildings or sites based in the most deprived ‘Lower Super Output Areas’ in England, but will consider projects based close to an eligible area
  • Match funding is not required, but applicants are encouraged to arrange complimentary funding from other sources.

Deadline: Continuous rolling programme

For more information, visit the Big Lottery website