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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.

41 grants available to your project

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National Lottery 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

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

£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

The Touring Fund

This fund aims to change the way we tour publicly funded theatre and dance productions, and support greater access to a variety of theatre and dance for a diverse audience - it also aims to provide broader opportunities for a more diverse range of artists and producers

Scotland

Creative Scotland

N/A - No minimum or maximum amount

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

£1 - £1,500

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

Sport England - 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

Great Ideas

Great Ideas is designed to support great ideas that don’t necessarily involve people at every stage but if implemented would contribute to putting people in the lead.

Northern Ireland

The National Lottery Community Fund

£10,001 - £500,000

Arts Council Northern Ireland - Small Grants Programme

The aim of the Small Grants 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

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

£1 - £300,000

Create:Inclusion

This fund seeks to increase the diversity of people in the arts, screen and creative industries.

Scotland

Creative Scotland

£1 - £350,000

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

£1 - £100,000

UK Film-Focused Activity at International Festivals, Markets and other Platforms (UKFFA Fund)

The BFI Audience Fund is an open access, flexible fund for a range of audience-facing activities. The Fund aims to boost diversity and inclusivity, and to build a broad film culture across the UK which recognises and values the quality of difference and seeks to rebalance under-representation on screen, in the workforce and in audiences.

Nationwide

British Film Institute

£20,000 - £200,000

BFI Completion Fund

The BFI consider applications for completion funding from films that have been invited to launch at a major international film festival but need additional funding to be completed prior to their festival screening.

Nationwide

British Film Institute

N/A - No minimum or maximum amount

BFI Completion Fund

The BFI Development Fund can support the formal development of projects - from treatments to production-ready screenplays. We aim to award funding to distinctive and original live action and animated fiction film across a range of genres, approaches and perspectives.

Nationwide

British Film Institute

No minimum or maximum amount

BFI Film Export Fund

The Film Export Fund aims to enhance the export opportunities for British films where they have been selected to appear at important international film festivals. The fund can help sales agents with a film’s publicity and marketing, as well as with the technical and logistical costs of appearing at a high-profile festival.

Nationwide

British Film Institute

£1 - £15,000

BFI NETWORK Development fund

This fund is the first step in the BFI’s development support for live action and animated fiction projects from new feature film writers. It supports people at the very beginning of their development process to produce an initial treatment and related materials.

England

British Film Institute

No minimum or maximum amount

BFI NETWORK Short Film Fund

Our Short Film funding programme supports projects with directors based in England and supports the production costs of fiction shorts, in both live action and animation. It is run in partnership with the BFI NETWORK Talent Executives who work with filmmakers on the delivery of funded projects.

England

British Film Institute

£1 - £15,000

BFI Production Fund

The BFI Production Fund welcome production applications from new and established filmmakers. Priority will be given to projects and filmmaking teams that demonstrate a bold vision and creative excellence, and that are unlikely to be fully financed by the marketplace.

Nationwide

British Film Institute

£1 - £2,000,000

BFI Audience Fund

The BFI Audience Fund is an open access, flexible fund for a range of audience-facing activities. The Fund aims to boost diversity and inclusivity, and to build a broad film culture across the UK which recognises and values the quality of difference and seeks to rebalance under-representation on screen, in the workforce and in audiences.

Nationwide

British Film Institute

£20,000 - £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

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