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.
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.
We want to see that you’ve spoken to people and listened to what they have to say.
Use your knowledge of the skills and experience people already have and explore how you can build on it.
We’re interested in your original and creative ideas for achieving your mission, and are keen to share what you learn with others.
Have you spoken to other groups? What can you learn from them, and how can you contribute to what they already do?
We’ll want to know about your equalities policy and your environmental policy if we’re interested in your idea.
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.