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04 Apr 2018

Reaching Communities Big Lottery Fund programme has relauched!


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The Reaching Communities Big Lottery Fund programme has relauched!

Reaching Communities make grants of over £10,000 in England, supporting organisations with great ideas that enable communities to thrive.

The grants are awarded to voluntary and community organisations or social enterprises for up to five years. We can fund project activities, operating costs, organisational development and capital costs.

We’re really interested in hearing your ideas. Whether they’re big or small, tell us what you think will improve your community.

Our funding priorities

We support ideas that meet our three funding priorities.

Show us how you plan to:

  • bring people together and build strong relationships in and across communities

  • improve the places and spaces that matter to communities

  • enable more people to fulfil their potential by working to address issues at the earliest possible stage.

What we want to see

You developed your idea by involving the people who will benefit

We want to see that you’ve spoken to people and listened to what they have to say.

You’ll support what’s already working well

Use your knowledge of the skills and experience people already have and explore how you can build on it.

You can test new approaches

We’re interested in your original and creative ideas for achieving your mission, and are keen to share what you learn with others.

You understand the existing activities and services that do similar work

Have you spoken to other groups? What can you learn from them, and how can you contribute to what they already do?

You’re committed to equalities and the environment

We’ll want to know about your equalities policy and your environmental policy if we’re interested in your idea.

Visit our website for more information on our equality principles

Visit gov.uk for more information on environmental responsibility

You’re people led, strengths based and connected

Through all our funding, we’re interested in supporting organisations that are:

  • people led - meaningfully involving the people you’re working with in the development and delivery of your activity

  • strengths based - making the most of the skills that already exist in communities

  • connected - understanding what other relevant organisations are doing and developing good working relationships.

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