Awards for All England will fund organisations with great project ideas that:
Ongoing. Apply at least 16 weeks before you want to start the activities or spend any of the money.
Charitable trust or foundation National lottery
You can apply if you are a:
- constituted voluntary or community organisation
- constituted group or club
- registered charity
- charitable incorporated organisation (CIO)
- not-for-profit company
- community interest company (CIC)
- school (as long as your project benefits and involves the communities around the school)
- statutory body (including local authorities, town, parish and community council)
- community benefit society
They do not accept applications from:
– companies that can pay profits to directors, shareholders or members (including Companies Limited by Shares)
– organisations based outside the UK
– organisations that have already submitted a National Lottery Awards for All application and are currently awaiting a decision
– organisations that don’t have at least two people on their board or committee who aren’t married, in a long-term relationship, living together at the same address, or related by blood
– one organisation on behalf of another.
They will not fund:
– contingency costs, loans, endowments or interest
– paying someone else to write your application
– political or religious activities
– profit-making/fundraising activities
– recoverable VAT
– statutory activities
Awards for All is a relatively quick and easy way to gain a small grant of between £300 to £20,000. Things they can fund include:
– your organisation’s running costs
– one-off events
– staff costs
– training costs
– volunteer expenses
– small land or refurbishment projects.
We encourage you to think about any organisational costs needed to help you and your community through the current crisis. It’s important to that you involve your community in the design, development and delivery of the activities you’re planning.
The process has recently been simplified. You can apply via an online form.
You’ll need to tell them:
- the name of your project
- when your project will start (this must be at least 12 weeks from when you submit your application)
- where your project will take place
- all the costs involved in your project
- whether your project targets a specific group of people and, if so, who
- what you want to do
Read the guidelines on their website carefully before you apply.
You'll receive a decision within 14 weeks.