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National Lottery Community Fund: Bringing People Together

The social fabric of communities across the UK is strengthened and deepened through bringing people together, in new and lasting ways.

This is funding from our UK Portfolio. The UK Portfolio is where we explore new approaches, experiment with how to do things differently, and look to fund work that is more future focussed. 

Our Bringing People Together funding can support projects that will build stronger connections across communities, and improve the infrastructure and conditions that are needed to strengthen these connections.

We’re interested in:

  • bold and experimental responses to bringing people together using new, or new combinations of approaches
  • new projects or projects that build on existing work
  • a range of projects reflecting a mix of communities and places from across the UK.

We recognise that most community-led projects will bring communities together in some way. However, in this programme, we are specifically interested in funding projects that meet at least one of the priorities listed in 'What we're hoping to fund’.

And we expect all projects to:

  • deliver across at least two countries in the UK (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales)
  • have a clear equality, diversity and inclusion focus
  • demonstrate they can learn and adapt as they go

We expect to make up to 20 awards from 2021 to 2022, and we’ll have to make difficult decisions about what we’re able to fund. 

Read through the priorities carefully (as well as the eligibility checker in the application form) to see if this programme’s right for your proposal. 

At the application stage, we’re interested in hearing about your ideas and plans, rather than a detailed project description. 

With the COVID-19 pandemic still with us, we’ll continue to work flexibly. This will also need to be the same for projects in the way they can adapt to ongoing/new guidance and restrictions. 


No Min - £300,000
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