The Big Lottery Fund is the largest distributor of Lottery money to good causes.
They are committed to bringing real improvements to communities and the lives of people most in need. The Big Lottery Fund will offer a selection of different funding programmes. For up-to-date information on these please visit www.biglotteryfund.org.uk or call the Big Lottery helpline on 0845 410 20 30.
Appropriate Lottery projects as of November 2015 include:
All of these funds will have their own criteria, guidelines and application forms, so be prepared to dedicate some time to filling it in and collating the numerous bits of information that they will request. Always read the guidelines thoroughly and do not be afraid to call them and ask for advice. You will need to gather information about your accounts, bank statements, as well as signatures from trustees or management committee members.
Should you be awarded funding, make sure you monitor the project closely and feedback to the Big Lottery at the agreed times – it is a good idea to allocate grant monitoring to one person within your organisation to ensure these deadlines are met.