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National Lottery Community Fund – New Strategy – 2023 – 2030

The UK’s largest community funder has announced that it will double the amount of funding available to grassroots projects.

With the aim of strengthening society by creating resilient communities that are more inclusive and sustainable, NLCF has released its seven-year strategy, “It starts with community”. During this period, it is expected that at least £4 billion of lottery funding will be distributed across the UK.

Four key missions, supporting communities to:

  • Connect. Support communities to come together.

  • Be environmentally sustainable.

  • Help children and young people to access resources and experiences that help them thrive.

  • Enable people to live healthier lives.

The new strategy will see an increase in funding:

  • Awards for All – the maximum grant is being raised from £10,000 to £20,000 covering two years (currently one year).

  • A new £15 million programme is expected to open for applications ‘around August’ that will connect communities.

  • An additional £9 million will go to support the Climate Action Fund.

“Why? Because the money we plough into grassroots reaches the most people and mobilises the most volunteers out of all our funding…” 
NLCF’s Chief Executive, David Knott

The full strategy can be found on the NLCF website

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