Awards for All England

Funding priority

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

  • Shape the places and spaces that matter to communities
  • Bring more people together and build strong relationships in and across communities
  • Enable more people to fulfil their potential by working to address issues at the earliest possible stage

It’s important to that you involve your community in the design, development and delivery of the activities you’re planning.



Type of funder

National lottery

Who can apply

You can apply if you are a:
voluntary or community organisation
registered charity
constituted group or club
not-for-profit company or Community Interest Company
school (as long as your project benefits and involves the communities around the school)
statutory body (including town, parish and community council)


They do not accept applications from:
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:
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 – £10,000. Things they can fund include:

  • equipment
  • one-off events
  • small capital projects
  • staff costs
  • training costs
  • transport
  • utilities/running costs
  • volunteer expenses.

Size of grant

  1. 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

You’ll also have around 500 words to explain what you want your project 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


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