Awards for All England

Funding priority

Awards for All England will fund organisations with great project ideas that:

    • bring people together to build strong relationships in and across communities
    • improve the places and spaces that matter to communities
    • help more people to reach their potential, by supporting them at the earliest possible stage
    • support people, communities and organisations facing more demands and challenges because of the cost-of-living crisis


Ongoing. Apply at least 16 weeks before you want to start the activities or spend any of the money.

Type of funder

Charitable trust or foundation National lottery

Who can apply

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:
– individuals
-sole traders
– 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:
– alcohol
– 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

Funding Type

  1. Capital expenditure
  2. One-off
  3. Project
  4. Running costs

Grant details

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
– equipment
– one-off events
– staff costs
– training costs
– transport
– utilities
– 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.

Size of grant

  1. Medium (£10,000 - £50,000)
  2. Small (£1 - £10,000)

Application details

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.

Contact Details


1 Plough Place


Telephone Number

0345 4 10 20 30


Search by filter

  • Size of grant you are looking for

  • Region of your work

  • Type of funding

Skip to content