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People and Places: Medium grants

Funding capital and revenue community projects from £10,001 to £100,000
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Funding size:
£10,001 - £100,000
Total available:
Up to £15 million each year through both strands of the People and Places programmes
Application deadline:
No closing date

What is People and Places?

People and Places: Medium grants offers funding from £10,001 to £100,000 for projects where people and communities are working together and using their strengths to make positive impacts on the things that matter to them the most.

Looking for a grant larger than £100,000? Take a look at our large grants

Looking for a grant under £10,000? Take a look at our small grants

Who can apply?

You can apply if you are UK based:

  • voluntary or community group
  • registered charity
  • co-operative
  • social enterprise or community interest company,
  • a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee,
  • a statutory organisation such as a local authority, health board or school.

Partnerships from all sectors are welcome to apply as long as the lead applicant is one of the organisation types listed above. Your organisation must have a management committee with at least three unrelated members aged 18 years or over. We cannot fund individuals or sole traders, profit making groups or those not established in the UK. A majority of the people that will benefit from the project must live in Wales.

Want to double check your project is eligible? We’ve created an eligibility checked tool below for you to use at any time. Alternatively, you can contact our Advice team by emailing wales@biglotteryfund.org.uk or calling 0300 123 0735 between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.

What can you apply for?

People and Places can fund capital and revenue costs up to £100,000, such as equipment, staff costs and refurbishments. We can fund projects for up to five years.

We can’t fund:

  • alcohol
  • profit making/fundraising activities
  • recoverable VAT
  • statutory activities
  • political or religious activities
  • paying someone else to write your application.

How do I apply?

You have told us that you would prefer to talk to us about your project idea before you start to complete an application form. We have listened to your feedback and are asking applicants to contact us by phone or email before we send you an application form. This isn’t an assessment – we are here to support you to develop your project idea and talk through any questions you have.

You shouldn't worry that you only have one chance to speak to us. Remember you can contact us again for advice at any time. To get the most out of the conversation, make sure that you read the programme guidance, which is available below.

The type of questions we’ll ask you are available in the guidance document. It will be useful for you to have as much of this information to hand as possible. If you’re emailing us for advice about your project idea, please provide as much of this information in your email as possible so that we can respond with appropriate feedback.

If we think your project is something we could fund but you need to do some work on your idea, we will offer some advice for you to consider before giving you an application form.

If we feel your project is ready, we will send you an application form for you to complete and return to us. Once we have received your completed form, we will assess your application and provide you with a decision within 3 months. If your project isn’t something we can’t fund under People and Places, we will tell you why.

You can contact our Advice team by emailing wales@biglotteryfund.org.uk or calling 0300 123 0735 between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.


Organisation Types

  • Voluntary or community organisation
  • Public sector organisation
  • Private sector organisation