The National Lottery Community Fund: Reaching Communities England (Covid-19)

Covid 19 National Lottery

The National Lottery Community Fund’s Reaching Communities England programme awards funding over £10,000 to organisations that work with their community to help them thrive. With the pandemic still ongoing, the NLCF wish to focus their giving on organisations supporting communities most adversely impacted by Covid-19.

They can support organisation’s to:

  • continue to deliver activity, whether you’re supporting your existing users, responding to the immediate crisis or undertaking recovery activity
  • change and adapt, becoming more resilient in order to respond to new and future challenges.

In order to support communities to thrive, they aim 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.

They can fund:

  • direct costs associated with delivering activities in your community – this can include project staff, materials, equipment, room hire, volunteer expenses and project evaluations;
  • organisational development – this can include business planning, testing new ways of working, staff training and development, developing governance and leadership, tech or IT upgrades/purchases, developing and sharing impact and learning, and increasing capacity to support collaboration and partnership working;
  • core/fixed costs to support the day-to-day running of your organisation – this can include core salaries, rent, utilities, equipment; and
  • the purchasing, refurbishing or developing of land and buildings.

Deadline: Continuous rolling programme.

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

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