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The National Lottery is funding projects in the arts, sport, heritage, charity, voluntary, health, education and environmental sectors.

Every project makes a real difference to lives and communities across the UK. Different types of grants fund different types of projects – take a look below or refine your search by using the tabs to the right.

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National Lottery Grants for Heritage (£3K - £10K)

Funding for projects that connect people and communities to the national, regional and local heritage of the UK.

Nationwide

The National Lottery Heritage Fund

£3,000 to £10,000

National Lottery Grants for Heritage (£10K - £250K)

Funding for projects that connect people and communities to the national, regional and local heritage of the UK.

Nationwide

The National Lottery Heritage Fund

£10,000 - £250,000

National Lottery Grants for Heritage (£250K - £10M)

Funding for large projects that connect people and communities to the national, regional and local heritage of the UK.

Nationwide

The National Lottery Heritage Fund

£250,000 - £10M

BFI National Lottery Audiences Project Fund

The BFI National Lottery Audience Projects Fund supports ambitious, audience-facing independent UK and international film and broader screen activity of national scale. The Fund supports projects that focus on increasing awareness and growing the participation of audiences that represent the UK population. The Fund supports film exhibitors, film distributors, and other organisation delivering audience development activity with multi-year and short-term projects as well as research and development.

Nationwide

British Film Institute

£20,000 - £200,000 with an upper limit of £500,000 for projects of exceptional scale and ambition*

Awards from the UK Portfolio

The UK Portfolio explores new and innovative approaches, and develops and tests new ways of building a stronger civil society. Our funding supports projects and ideas of UK-wide impact and significance that focus on transformational change.

Nationwide

The National Lottery Community Fund

£50,000 - £ x,000 plus

National Lottery Awards for All Northern Ireland

This programme supports people to bring about positive changes in their community. Voluntary, community and public sector organisations are eligible to apply for up to two years of project funding. A wide range of projects to support, develop and strengthen communities can be considered. Projects that are supporting communities to cope during the cost-of-living crisis can also apply.

Northern Ireland

The National Lottery Community Fund

£300 - £20,000

Support for Individual Artists Programme (SIAP)

The Arts Council’s SIAP scheme offers a range of funding awards to support the needs of individual artists. Broadly, awards can be for specific projects, specialised research or personal artistic development. These include travel awards, General Art Awards, Artists Career Enhancement Scheme (ACES), Artists International Development Fund (AIDF). Check Guidance Notes on the Arts Council website for full details of what you can apply for. How much funding you can apply for will depend on which award you apply for.

Northern Ireland

Arts Council Northern Ireland

£62 - £15,000

Annual Funding Programme (AFP)

The aim of the Annual Funding Programme (AFP) is to support Northern Ireland’s arts infrastructure through grants to organisations in all artforms and practices for their core and programming costs.

Northern Ireland

Arts Council Northern Ireland

N/A

Small Grants Programme

The aim of this programme is to assist organisations to deliver arts projects which contribute to the growth of arts in the community for new and existing audiences and which reflect the diversity of Northern Ireland’s society and culture.

Northern Ireland

Arts Council Northern Ireland

£500 - £10,000

Lottery Project Funding

The Arts Council has designed this programme to assist organisations to deliver arts projects which contribute to the growth of arts in the community for new and existing audiences and which reflect the diversity of Northern Ireland’s society and culture.

Northern Ireland

Arts Council Northern Ireland

£10,001 - £50,000

Empowering Young People

This programme supports projects lasting between one to five years, that work with young people (between the ages of 8 and 25). Voluntary and community groups are eligible to apply. We’re looking for applications that involve young people in the development, design, running and evaluation of the project. Through the project young people will achieve one or more of the following: the skills they need for the future; relationships with their support networks and communities; their health and wellbeing.

Northern Ireland

The National Lottery Community Fund

£10,001 - £500,000

People and Communities

Voluntary and community organisations can apply for funding for projects lasting between one to five years through this programme. People and Communities is designed to support groups to work with people to bring about positive changes in their communities. Local people should be involved in shaping, planning and delivering the project. Your project should make good use of the skills, knowledge, resources and energy of people within the community, making it stronger and ready for the future.

Northern Ireland

The National Lottery Community Fund

£10,000 - £500,000

Screen Scotland - The Broadcast Content Fund

The Broadcast Content Fund aims to help the sustainable growth of Scotland’s broadcast production sector, encouraging the development of new projects, the scaling up of already successful activities and the production of commissioned programmes.

Scotland

Creative Scotland

£10,000 - £100,000

Screen Scotland - The Distribution and Exhibition Fund

The Distribution and Exhibition Fund aims to support wider distribution of completed Scottish films across Scotland and internationally, and especially to increase access to Scottish films for as wide and diverse an audience as possible within Scotland.

Scotland

Creative Scotland

£5,000 - £15,000

Screen Scotland - Film Festivals Fund

The Film Festivals Fund aims to increase the range and diversity of films available to audiences in Scotland - projects supported through this fund should help to promote cinemagoing and cinemas in Scotland, and to raise the profile of film, especially specialised film.

Scotland

Creative Scotland

£5,000 - £70,000

Screen Scotland - Market and Festival Attendance Fund

The Market and Festival Attendance Fund aims to support attendance at international film, TV and screen festivals and markets for screenwriters, directors and producers based in Scotland, to enable them to meet potential partners, access global markets and promote their completed projects.

Scotland

Creative Scotland

£150 - £1500

Open Fund for Individuals

The Open Fund for Individuals aims to support a wide range of activity initiated by freelance and self-employed artists and creative practitioners living in Scotland who are at least 18 years old.

Scotland

Creative Scotland

£500 - £100,000

Open Fund: Sustaining Creative Development

The Open Fund: Sustaining Creative Development is for organisations and groups based in Scotland whose work or project involves the arts and/or creative industries.

Scotland

Creative Scotland

£1,000 - £100,000

Screen Scotland - The Production Growth Fund

The Production Growth Fund aims to help grow Scotland’s screen production sector by attracting large scale productions into the country, and maximising spend in Scotland.

Scotland

Creative Scotland

£200,000 - £500,000

Screen Scotland - The Film Development and Production Fund

The Film Development and Production Fund exists to offer development and production funding for feature-length films and documentaries being made by filmmakers based in Scotland.

Scotland

Creative Scotland

£3,000 - £50,000

National Lottery Awards for All Scotland

National Lottery Awards for All offers funding from £300 to £20,000 to support what matters to people and communities.

Scotland

The National Lottery Community Fund

£300 - £20,000

Community Led

The Community Led funding support communities to improve the places in which they live and the wellbeing of those most in need.

Scotland

The National Lottery Community Fund

£10,000 - £150,000

Improving Lives

Through Improving Lives, we aim to support activity that helps people overcome challenging circumstances and become more resilient.

Scotland

The National Lottery Community Fund

£10,000 - £200,000

Sport Facilities Fund

The Sport Facilities Fund (SFF) supports capital projects that create or improve places where people take part in sport and physical activity at all levels.

Scotland

sportscotland

£10,000 - £100,000

Film Education Partnership Fund

The aim of this fund is to develop increased capabilities in film education, typically through greater connectivity and partnership working between film education organisations and practitioners, and professional development for the film education practitioners involved.

Scotland

Creative Scotland

£5,000 - £70,000

Screen Scotland - Professional Development Fund

This fund aims to contribute to this by providing support for individuals working in film and television to access training, mentoring and other professional development activity, nationally and internationally.

Scotland

Creative Scotland

£250 - £5,000

National Lottery Awards for All Wales

National Lottery Awards for All offers funding from £300 to £20,000 to support what matters to people and communities.

Wales

The National Lottery Community Fund

£300 - £20,000

Be Active Wales Fund

The Be Active Wales Fund aims to protect and progress community sport clubs and organisations in Wales through the Covid-19 pandemic and into the future. The fund has already helped many clubs and organisations across Wales face the challenges caused by the Coronavirus pandemic. It will continue to provide funding to help clubs tackle these challenges, and to ensure sustainability for years to come.

Wales

Sport Wales

£300 - £50,000

Crowdfunder - A Place for Sport

Any not-for-profit clubs, voluntary or community-based organisations that deliver or enable sport and/or physical activity in Wales will be eligible for A Place for Sport. The scheme aim to raise money for ‘off-field’ improvements, such as lifts and ramps for better disability access, changing rooms, etc.

Wales

Sport Wales

£1 - £15,000

People and Places Medium Grants

People and Places: Medium grants offers funding from £10,001 to £100,000 for projects where people and communities are working together and using their strengths to make positive impacts on the things that matter to them the most.

Wales

The National Lottery Community Fund

£10,001 - £100,000

People and Places: Large Grants

People and Places: Large grants offers funding from £100,001 to £500,000 for projects where people and communities are working together and using their strengths to make positive impacts on the things that matter to them the most.

Wales

The National Lottery Community Fund

£100,001 - £500,000

Reaching Communities

The Reaching Communities programme offers flexible funding over £10,000 for up to five years to organisations in England who want to take action on the issues that matter to people and communities. It supports organisations with great ideas that enable communities to thrive. The grants are awarded to voluntary and community organisations or social enterprises for up to five years. It can fund project activities, operating costs, organisational development and capital costs.

England

The National Lottery Community Fund

£10,000+

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Activity Fund

We want to support new projects that will provide opportunities for people to become more physically activity and we particularly want organisations to consider how they could work more collaboratively across their community in order to make the biggest possible impact. Awards of up to £10,000 are available to not-for-profit organisations for a wide range of projects such as developing volunteering opportunities, making better use of physical assets and offering new services based on local demand.

England

Sport England

£300 - £10,000

Arts Council England National Lottery Project Grants

English National Lottery Project Grants is our open access programme for arts, museums and libraries projects. The fund supports thousands of individual artists, community and cultural organisations with projects that focus on: Combined Arts including festivals and carnivals, Dance, Libraries, Literature, Museums, Music, Theatre or Visual Arts.

England

Arts Council England

£1,000 - £100,000

Active Together

The Active Together programme is a match funding initiative delivered in partnership with Crowdfunder, which aims to support community organisations respond to the challenges of getting people active again after the Covid-19 pandemic, helping with recovery, reinvention and building resilience.

England

Sport England

£1 - £10,000

Places and Spaces

The Places and Spaces programme is a matched crowdfunding initiative, which aims to support local sport and physical activity groups to create, improve or change their sports facilities, bringing together communities as part of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

England

Sport England

£1 - £10,000

Partnerships

This programme offers a larger amount of funding (over £10,000) for organisations that work together with a shared set of goals to help their community – whether that’s a community living in the same area, or people with similar interests or life experiences.

England

The National Lottery Community Fund

£10,000 - £ x,000 plus

National Lottery Awards for All England

National Lottery Awards for All offers funding from £300 to £20,000 to support what matters to people and communities.

England

The National Lottery Community Fund

£300 - £20,000