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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.

27 grants available to your project

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Awards for All Northern Ireland

Voluntary or community organisations and public sector organisations are eligible to apply for 12 months of project funding. This programme supports people to bring about positive changes in their community.

Northern Ireland

The National Lottery Community Fund

£300 - £10,000

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

This fund aims to support the continued development of a skilled and diverse screen workforce, fostering real professional opportunities and sustainable careers by supporting the professional and creative development of both emerging and established filmmaking talent, and promoting their work and Scottish filmmaking internationally.

Scotland

Creative Scotland

£500 - £1500

Open Project Fund

This fund is run by Creative Scotland for artists, groups, and creative organisations who are looking to apply for money to support them on their artistic or creative projects. Anyone can come to Creative Scotland with their ideas, and this fund will support a wide range of things, from small one-off events to longer programmes of work that can last for up to 2 years.

Scotland

Creative Scotland

£1,000 - £150,000

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

Empowering Young People

Empowering Young People is a grants programme designed to support projects in Northern Ireland that give young people aged 8 to 25 the ability to overcome the challenges they face.

Northern Ireland

The National Lottery Community Fund

£10,000 - £50,000

People and Communities

Supporting positive change in the community. The People and Communities programme is designed to support you to work with local people to bring about positive changes in your community. A community could be a geographical area or a community of interest.

Northern Ireland

The National Lottery Community Fund

£10,000 - £500,000

National Lottery Awards for All Scotland

National Lottery Awards for All offers funding from £300 to £10,000 to support what matters to people and communities.

Scotland

The National Lottery Community Fund

£300 - £10,000

Community Led

Medium grants for community-led activity

Scotland

The National Lottery Community Fund

£10,000 - £150,000

Community Assets

Funding to help local communities to address specific inequalities or disadvantages through ownership of an asset

Scotland

The National Lottery Community Fund

£10,000 - £1,000,000

Improving Lives

Funding to help people facing challenging circumstances

Scotland

The National Lottery Community Fund

£10,000 - £500,000

National Lottery Awards for All Wales

National Lottery Awards for All offers funding from £300 to £10,000 to support what matters to people and communities.

Wales

The National Lottery Community Fund

£300 - £10,000

National Lottery Grants for Heritage

The National Lottery Grants for Heritage programme is an open programme for all types of projects that focusses on heritage in the UK.

England

National Lottery Heritage Fund

£3,000 - £5,000,000

Community Chest

Community Chest offers grant awards up to £1,500 in any 12 months towards increasing participation and improving standards

Wales

Sport Wales

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Development Grant

Primarily, we fund outcome-based projects that develop sport and physical recreation in the community. Priority will be given to those proposed projects that directly focus on the delivery of the activity in question.

Wales

Sport Wales

£1,501 - £25,000

Elite Cymru

Support for aspiring athletes in non-Olympic/Paralympic sports

Wales

Sport Wales

At the discretion of the Elite Cymru panel

Small Grants

The Small Grants programme aims to support this by offering funding to projects involving adults and young people aged 14 or over which meet one or more of the aims of our ‘Towards an Active Nation’ strategy

England

Sport England

£300 - £10,000

Community Asset Fund

funding targeted towards supporting the aims of our Towards an Active Nation Strategy and the following five outcomes: Physical wellbeing, Mental wellbeing, Individual development, Social and community development, and Economic development

England

Sport England

£1,000 - £150,000

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

Rural Programme (Round 2)

The Rural Programme (round two) is for projects that will make a positive impact on the lives of people and communities living in poverty in rural Wales. This programme will fund partnerships that understand the connection between the causes and effects of poverty, and propose solutions and services which use a joined-up approach to tackle the problem at its core.

Wales

The National Lottery Community Fund

£1 - £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+

National Lottery Awards for All England

National Lottery Awards for All offers funding from £300 to £10,000 to support what matters to people and communities.

England

The National Lottery Community Fund

£300 - £10,000

#CelebrateNationalLottery25

We’re marking The National Lottery’s 25th birthday with a new way for communities with great ideas to bring people together all over the UK. We’re offering you the chance to receive a grant of between £100 and £1,000 to fund your ideas during The National Lottery’s 25th birthday year. If you have an idea that will bring people together, we’d love to hear from you. Why not get ahead and start thinking about your application now.

Nationwide

The National Lottery Community Fund

£100-£1000

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