Glasgow Gladiators

National Lottery Awards for All Scotland

Glasgow Gladiators

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

Area
Scotland
Suitable for
Voluntary or community organisations, Public sector organisations
Funding size
£300 to £10,000
Application deadline

Ongoing

What’s it all about?

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

The success rate for this funding is 37%. This is based on decisions made in the 6 months period up to 30 September 2018. Please read our blog for more information on success rates.

What are we looking for in your application?

You meet at least one of our funding priorities

National Lottery Awards for All Scotland 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.

If your project focuses on sport or the arts

We have additional priorities for projects that focus on the arts or sport. You can read these in full at the bottom of the What we need to know section.

Have any questions?

Get in touch with us to discuss your idea.

Check if you’re eligible

Who can apply?

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
  • one organisation applying on behalf of another.

What can you spend money on?

We can fund a wide range of items, and some examples of these are below. 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.
What we need to know

Below is the information you’ll be asked to put in your application.

Take the time to make sure you’ve got everything you need before your apply online.

Contact details

You’ll need to give the names, contact details and dates of birth of two unconnected people from your organisation, one of whom will be the legally responsible contact for any grant awarded.

By unconnected we mean not related by blood or marriage, in a long-term relationship or living together at the same address.

Organisation details

What type of organisation are you? What is its full legal name and address and postcode?

Accounting details

What is your accounting year end date and total annual income?

To be eligible for funding you need to produce annual accounts, or have set up your organisation less than 15 months ago and not yet produced them.

Bank statement

To be eligible you need to have a bank account in the name of your organisation.

When you apply you’ll need to attach a copy of a recent bank statement (within the last three months) from your organisation. It must show the:

  • organisation’s legal name
  • address the statements are sent to
  • bank name
  • account number and sort code
  • date.

See more detailed guidance on what we look for on your bank statements (PDF, 600KB)

About your project

Project details

You’ll need to tell us:

  • the name of your project
  • when your project will start (this must be at least 12 weeks from when you submit your application)
  • where your project will take place
  • all the costs involved in your project
  • whether your project targets a specific group of people and, if so, who.

What you want to do

You’ll also have around 500 words to tell us about what you want your project to do.

There are two key areas that we will be looking at when making a decision - make sure your answer focuses on these as much as possible.

1. You meet at least one of our funding priorities, which 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.

2. You involve your community in the design, development and delivery of the activities you’re planning. Tell us how you’ve done this.

Arts or sport focused projects

If you are applying for a project focused on the arts, we will prioritise work that:

  • engages people from areas of high deprivation removes financial barriers to access creative activities
  • addresses rural isolation and encourages activity in rural areas
  • engages older people, people in care homes and carers
  • engages care leavers
  • supports integration of refugees and asylum seekers

Please also note that you cannot apply to both National Lottery Awards for All Scotland and Creative Scotland for the same project.

If you are applying for a project focused on sport, we will prioritise projects that:

  • Engage young people from our most deprived areas
  • Engage girls and young women
  • Engage disabled young people
Apply

Submit your application through our online form.

Read our guidance for online applications (PDF 650KB) before you apply.

If you want to find out what information we'll ask for when you apply, see the What we need to know section.

Apply Online

We’ll aim to let you know our decision in about ten weeks.

Get in touch

If you need more information, advice or support in completing your application (or need the application materials in an alternative format) please contact us.

Please also let us know if you have any communication support needs that make completing an application form difficult for you. We are happy to discuss alternative ways for you to tell us about your idea.

You can email us at advicescotland@biglotteryfund.org.uk or call 0300 123 7110.

Text relay users, please use 18001 plus 0300 123 7110.

BSL users can get in touch using contactSCOTLAND-BSL.

We’d also love to hear your feedback on how you found the experience of applying.

Related documents

Checks

As an organisation that gives out public funds, we carry out some checks on the information you provide us. Learn more about our checks

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The programme is a partnership between the Big Lottery Fund Scotland, sportscotland and Creative Scotland.