National Lottery Awards for All - how to get a grant for up to £10,000
National Lottery Funding can help you to make a difference in your community. National Lottery Awards for All offers funding from £300 to £10,000 to support what matters to people and communities. We will fund organisations with great project ideas that:
- Shape the places and spaces that matter to communities
- Bring more people together and build strong relationships in and across communities
- Enable more people to fulfil their potential by working to address issues at the earliest possible stage
Want to know more? Start by telling us where your project is going to be
Public funding for organisations carrying out commercial activities, including those with charitable status, is governed by the European Commission’s State Aid rules. State aid is defined by the treaty establishing the European Commission as “any aid granted by a Member State which distorts or threatens to distort competition by favouring certain undertakings or the production of certain goods”.
The National Lottery is regarded as a supplier of state resources alongside national, regional and local government bodies. Failure to comply with the rules means that the aid is unlawful, and may be subject to repayment with interest by the aid recipient.
It is your responsibility to check whether State Aid clearance is required. When developing your application, it is important that you consider and, if necessary, take advice on State Aid regulations. You should seek legal advice if you are unsure whether your project will require clearance.