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Non-Lottery funding

Delivered by the Big Lottery Fund’ is the strapline for the Big Lottery Fund's non-Lottery work
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The National Lottery Act (2006) gave Big Lottery Fund the powers to distribute non-Lottery, as well as Lottery funding.

The Fund's non-Lottery mission is to work collaboratively, putting our experience, systems and learning at the disposal of others for the benefit of communities and people most in need.

Our non-lottery funded programmes, distribute funding on behalf of other organisations, such as government.

The Fund's experience, infrastructure and expertise mean we are perfectly positioned to deliver wider community funding programmes. We deliver funding throughout the UK, with programmes tailored specifically to the needs of communities in England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland as well as those that cover the whole UK..

Since June 2004 BIG has awarded over £6bn to projects supporting health, education, environment and charitable purposes. 80-90 per cent of our funding is awarded to voluntary and community sector organisations.

If you are interested in applying for funding from a non-Lottery programme please use the funding finder or call our advice line on 0845 410 20 30.

Further Information

As well as the ability to distribute non-Lottery funding, the Fund can also explore shared service opportunities or collaboration on joint funding schemes.

If you would like to discuss collaboration of new initiatives please contact us at general.enquiries@biglotteryfund.org.uk or call the BIG advice line: 0345 10 20 30.