Oxford City Farm

National Lottery Awards for All England

Oxford City Farm

A quick and simple way to get small National Lottery grants of between £300 and £10,000.

Suitable for
Voluntary or community organisations
Funding size
£300 to £10,000
Application deadline
Who can apply? Arrow pointing down

National Lottery Awards for All offers funding from £300 to £10,000 to support what matters to people and communities.

You can apply if your organisation is a:

  • voluntary or community organisation

  • registered charity

  • constituted group or club

  • not-for-profit company or community interest company

  • social enterprise

  • school

  • statutory body (including town, parish and community council).

We cannot accept applications from:

  • individuals

  • sole traders

  • companies that are aimed at generating profits primarily for private distribution

  • organisations based outside the UK

  • applications made by one organisation on behalf of another.

What are we looking for in your application? 

You meet at least one of our funding priorities

National Lottery Awards for All has three funding priorities. Tell us in your application how you meet at least one of them.

Our priorities are:

  • bringing people together and building strong relationships in and across communities
  • improving the places and spaces that matter to communities
  • enabling more people to fulfil their potential by working to address issues at the earliest possible stage.

Your project or activity is led by people

It’s important to us that you involve your community in the design, development and delivery of the activities you’re planning. We feel that your project or activity will be more successful as a result.

We encourage you to watch this short video as it may be helpful in explaining how to involve your community in the design, development and delivery of the activities you are planning. 

If you’re a smaller organisation

We’re also keen to support smaller organisations and will consider your income when making a decision.

Have any questions?

Get in touch with a member of our advice team.

What can you spend the money on? Arrow pointing down

We can fund a wide range of items, and below are some examples of these. This isn’t exhaustive, so you should contact us if you’re unsure.

We can fund:

  • equipment

  • one-off events

  • small capital projects

  • staff costs

  • training costs

  • transport

  • utilities/running costs

  • volunteer expenses.

We can’t fund:

  • alcohol

  • contingency costs, loans, endowments or interest

  • electricity generation and feed-in tariff payments.

  • paying someone else to write your application

  • political or religious activities

  • profit-making/fundraising activities

  • recoverable VAT

  • statutory activities.

How do you apply? Arrow pointing down

There are currently two ways to apply, via PDF application form or via online application form.

Applying using the online form

You can now submit an application via a web form, rather than downloading a PDF.

Apply online

We’d love your feedback on how you find the experience.

Applying via email or post

  1. Please read this guidance document (PDF 650KB) first.
  2. Save the application form (PDF 700KB) to your computer and open it with the latest version of Adobe Reader. Do not use Preview or any other application. Please note we are no longer able to accept older versions of the application form.
  3. The easiest way is to fill in the form within the file itself – you don’t need to print it off, unless you prefer to send it by post.
  4. Email or post the completed application form to us.

We’ll let you know our decision in about 14 weeks. Get help using our electronic forms here.

If you need more information, please contact us at general.enquiries@biglotteryfund.org.uk or call our advice team on 0345 4 10 20 30. Text relay users, please use 18001 plus 0345 4 10 20 30.


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