They want to support people to bring about positive changes in their community. They’re interested in projects that improve people’s lives and strengthen community activity by:
They want all the projects they fund to embrace the two key themes of:
All voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations are eligible to apply.
Public sector organisations can apply.
Applications from groups who have received an Awards for All grant within the last 2 years will be lower priority.
They won’t fund:
Payment to third parties for their help with writing an application or
developing a project
Staff costs that are already being funded.
Activities that are funded through taxes
Projects better suited to other Lottery funders. For example:
Projects run by statutory bodies, arts organisations or artists to carry out their
work and/or engage people in the arts
Projects run by statutory bodies or sports clubs that aim to increase
participation in sport
Projects run by statutory bodies or organisations that aim to increase
awareness of the natural or built heritage in Northern Ireland.
Part funding for a major capital project and part funding a large revenue
project when other funding is not secured
Costs that don’t represent good value for money or that we think are
unreasonable. For example, registration or membership fees for existing clubs,
loans, interest payments, general appeals, endowments or activities to raise
funds for your organisation.
Religious or political activities
Items that only benefit an individual
Items or activities you have already paid for before you get a decision
Trips outside the UK
Second hand vehicles
VAT you can recover
We want to support people to bring about positive changes in their community. We’re interested in projects that improve people’s lives and strengthen community activity by:
Awards for All gives groups a quick and easy way to get small Lottery grants of between £300 and £10,000.
Apply by email or website using the application form they provide on their website.
You can apply at any time and you will normally hear our decision in 6-8 weeks.
Carefully read the information for applicants before you apply and make sure you've included everything they ask for.