Awards for All is a quick and easy way to get small Lottery grants of between £500 and £10,000. The programme aims to help people become actively involved in projects that bring about change in their local community. This could be through a wide range of community, arts, sports, health, education and environmental activities. There are no deadlines and applications can be submitted at any time.
We want to fund projects that will achieve one or more of the following outcomes:
• people have better chances in life
• communities are safer, stronger and more able to work together to tackle inequalities
• people have better and more sustainable services and environments
• people and communities are healthier.
Our priorities are listed in more detail in the guidance notes. It should be noted that meeting one or more of these priorities is not essential to receive funding.
One of our priorities is projects taking place in areas we would like to see receive more funding from Awards for All. This is based on our analysis of where our funding has gone to date. These are different for each of the three lottery distributors involved in Awards for All.
Applications coming from arts or sports groups are mostly likely to be considered through Creative Scotland or sportscotland. Other groups will usually be considered through Big Lottery Fund. Schools will always be Big Lottery Fund even if they are running an arts or sports project.
For example, an application from a theatre group wanting to hold a performance would be considered by Creative Scotland. A school applying for football equipment would be considered by Big Lottery Fund and not sportscotland.
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Areas that feature in the 15% most deprived data zones in the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation are one of our other priorities .
Small towns (those with a population of 3,000 to 10,000) are also a priority. You can check this by entering a postcode through the Scottish Neighbourhood Statistics.
We will pay for a wide range of activities including:
• putting on an event, activity or performance
• buying new equipment or materials
• improvements or additions to community buildings or play facilities
• setting up a pilot project or starting up a new group
• paying expenses for volunteers, costs for sessional workers or professional fees
• transport costs.