Grassroots, Grant £455,268

Wales

Grassroots, Grant £455,268

Big Lottery Fund is the largest community funder in the UK. Each year we distribute millions of pounds of The National Lottery’s good causes money to community groups and charitable projects around the country.

What funding is available? Arrow pointing down

What funding is available?

When you have a project idea you want to put to us please give us a call to talk it through. We’ll be able to tell you if it’s something that we’d fund.

National Lottery Awards for All

£300–£10,000

  • For grassroots and community activity that aims to improve life for local people and neighbourhoods.
  • There’s no deadline, so you can apply at any time.
  • This is our most popular grants programme, so we will prioritise groups with smaller incomes.
  • Applying for this grant is quick and simple.

People and Places: Medium grants

£10,001–£100,000

  • Grants for voluntary or community groups.
  • We will fund revenue or capital expenditure lasting up to five years.
  • The most important thing is that you tell us about your community and how the project will make positive changes on the lives of people within it.
  • This is a one stage application process.

People and Places: Large grants

£100,001–£500,000

  • Grants for voluntary or community groups.
  • We will fund revenue or capital expenditure lasting up to five years.
  • The most important thing is that you tell us about your community and how the project will make positive changes on the lives of people within it.
  • This is a two stage application process.
Funding in Wales Arrow pointing down

Funding in Wales

  • 1,200 community and voluntary organisations funded in Wales
  • At least 50 projects funded in every local authority
  • £7.5m awarded to projects supporting children and young people
  • £8.6m awarded to projects supporting older people
  • £4.6m awarded to projects supporting people with disabilities
About the ideas we support Arrow pointing down

About the ideas we support

We believe people should be in the lead when improving their lives and communities. Our approach focuses on the skills and energy people can draw upon and the potential in their ideas. We are asking what matters to communities, not what’s the matter with them.

We are interested in ideas that support:

  • Strong relationships - supporting ideas that bring people together, strengthening relationships in and across communities.
  • Shared and sustainable places and spaces - supporting people to shape the places that matter to them, like a park, community centre or an online network.
  • Early Action — supporting activity that empowers people to fulfil their potential, working to address problems at the earliest stage. We do this through:
  • Funding grassroots community action across Wales.
  • Offering long-term, flexible funding and support to charities and community groups
  • Helping organisations to work together with others to improve communities and solve problems