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
- statutory body (including town, parish and community council).
We cannot accept applications from:
- 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?
National Lottery Awards for All has three funding priorities and you must be able to tell us in your application how your project or activity will:
- bring people together and build strong relationships in and across communities
- improve the places and spaces that matter to communities
- enable more people to fulfil their potential by working to address issues at the earliest possible stage.
Please note that if you are applying for a project involving the arts, we will prioritise projects that:
- engage people from areas of high deprivation
- remove financial barriers to access creative activities
- address rural isolation and encourages activity in rural areas
- engage older people, people in care homes and carers
- engage care leavers
- support integration of refugees and asylum seekers.
Please also note that you cannot apply to both National Lottery Awards For All and Creative Scotland for the same project.
Please note that 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.
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’re also keen to support smaller organisations and will consider your income when making a decision.