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National Lottery Awards for All England

In order to support communities, National Lottery Awards fund projects and organisations which aim to:

  • Build strong relationships in and across communities.

  • Improve the places and spaces that matter to communities.

  • Help more people to reach their potential, by supporting them at the earliest possible stage

  • Support people, communities and organisations that are facing increased demands and challenges as a direct result of the cost-of-living crisis.

Sports England – Small Grants Programme

Sports England want to support projects that bring communities together and provide sport and physical activities for people who may be less physically active.

They also particularly want to support projects focusing on environmental sustainability.

They believe that communities that work together and share resources provide a stronger and more sustainable impact.

Therefore, they want applications from projects that demonstrate how they connect with their communities, make best use of the existing skills and assets in an area, and will provide the biggest possible impact to those who need it most.

They also want projects to show how they've sought to reduce their impact on the environment through the goods and services they use to deliver the activity.

Please be aware that the always have more applications than they are able to fund, so their priority is to support projects working with people in disadvantaged communities.

The closing date for applications is Friday 30th June 2023.

Viola Environmental Trust

Their vision is for a healthy environment where communities can thrive. Their mission is to empower communities, through funding and support, to improve their local environment.


When considering your application, their Trustees will want to see that your project:

  • Promotes community action and wellbeing.

  • Is inclusive and accessible to everyone and anyone to use.

  • Inspires the creation of a sustainable carbon neutral community space

  • Protects and enhances biodiversity and natural habitats

The Edward Gostling Foundation

The Foundation’s priority is to provide financial support that enable one or more of their “4 life-themes”. The overarching themes are:

  • Health & Wellbeing – supporting access to community facilities offering support services that maintain, improve and enhance general welfare.

  • Independent Living at Home – supporting people to live independently in their own homes for as long as possible.

  • Respite – supporting carers to take a break from the responsibility of caring for a loved one.

  • Transition – supporting the journey through education and personal development programmes into employment, long-term volunteering or other meaningful day time activity, housing and independent living.

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