Peninsula Ecology Park, Grant £5,350

National Lottery Awards for All - how to get a grant for up to £10,000

Peninsula Ecology Park, Grant £5,350

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

Occasionally the Fund makes grants of under £10,000 to projects that benefit people right across the UK. Find out more about our UK-wide funding. We also make grants of more than £10,000 for longer term projects.

State Aid

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.

Examples of projects that have been funded

  • The Horn of Africa People’s Aid NI

    Working to increase social inclusion and access for migrant families, refugees, and asylum seekers, The Horn of Africa People’s Aid NI (HAPANI) is being supported by Big Lottery Fund funding to provide English language and IT classes. Read more
  • Northern Ireland Institute for the Disabled

    Through their hostel in central Belfast, Northern Ireland Institute for the Disabled is providing opportunities for homeless men to develop their skills and interests, improving their mental health and wellbeing. Read more
  • New Routes

    Using horse riding and horse care training in the Daventry area as an alternative pathway to education, New Routes have been supporting children with National Lottery Fund help. Read more