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16 May 2022

NLCF Still Accepting Applications for its Bringing People Together Programme

Funding for projects which create the infrastructure and social fabric to enable better connections between people and communities.

A year into the Bringing People Together programme, National Lottery Community Fund has so far awarded just over £3 million to 13 projects across the UK.

Not-for-profit groups and statutory bodies may still apply to the fund, providing they:

  • Have a clear equality, diversity and inclusion focus.
  • Deliver across at least two countries in the UK.
  • Demonstrate they can learn and adapt as they go.

Grants of up to £1 million for projects lasting up to five years are currently available, with most of the funding expected to be awarded to groups requesting between £200,000 and £500,00. There will be a smaller number of awards made for projects requesting above £500,000.

All projects must align with at least one of the following priorities:

  • Build connections across communities, not just within existing communities.
  • Support and explore what is needed to connect communities and enable stronger collaboration to bring people together and keep people together – community infrastructure such as networks, shared resources or coordinated approaches, or supporting infrastructure organisations that support the work of other groups.
  • Focus on creating longer-term change.
  • Bring people together around climate action in communities.
  • Build collective action and strengthen communities’ own abilities to have control, influence and agency on the things that matter most to them (collective efficacy).

There is a particular interest in supporting organisations led by, or supporting people and communities experiencing racial or ethnic inequity, disabled people, LGBTQ+ people, and people who are refugees or seeking asylum.

Applications can be made at any time while the funding remains available.

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