Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) & The National Lottery Community Fund: Local Connections Fund

Health & Social Care National Lottery Friday August 6th, 2021 5:00pm

Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) and The National Lottery Community Fund’s Local Connections Fund awards ‘microgrants’ of between £300 and £2,500, to small, local organisations (with an annual income of £50,000 or less) who bring people and communities together in order to reduce loneliness.

The funding can be used for:

  • activities that physically bring people together in a safe and secure way;
  • remote activities (when this is the best or only way for people to build connections) – for example, remote activities may benefit people who are geographically isolated, people with illnesses or disabilities, or those who are not quite ready to meet people in face-to-face settings;
  • helping individuals to get out of the ‘lockdown mentality’ and meet people in their communities again; and
  • helping organisations who work to reduce loneliness restart their activities – for example, cleaning and refreshing meeting spaces or refreshing materials, and ensuring equipment is ready to be used.

Funding can also be used to help strengthen organisations and their services through, for example, training and development.

Deadline: Friday 6 August 2021, 5pm

This fund is not managed by Funding for All. Please click ‘Find out more’ and contact the funder for more information.

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