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National Lottery Community Fund: Partnerships

This programme offers a larger amount of funding (over £10,000) for organisations that work together with a shared set of goals to help their community thrive – whether that’s a community living in the same area, or people with similar interests or life experiences.

With the COVID-19 pandemic still with us, we'll continue to support people and communities most adversely impacted by COVID-19. We can support you and your partners to:

  • continue to deliver activity, whether you're supporting your existing users, responding to the immediate crisis or undertaking recovery activity
  • change and adapt, becoming more resilient in order to respond to new and future challenges.

In order to support communities to thrive, we 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.

You can expect us to be flexible and responsive to your community’s needs:

  • whether you need long- or shorter-term funding
  • whether your request is for a particular activity or to create more fundamental change
  • whether the funding is to support a single organisation or to bring organisations together.

Given the ongoing pandemic, we expect continued high demand for our funding and we will have to make some tough choices. Please bear with us as our funding teams respond to the demand.

We can fund a partnership (both new partnerships, and one that’s already been set up) as long as they're led by an eligible organisation. They can be made up of the types of organisations we’ve listed below.

You can apply if you’re a:

  • voluntary and community organisation
  • registered, exempt or excepted charity
  • charitable incorporated organisation (CIO)
  • not-for-profit company limited by guarantee - you must be a registered charity OR have a not-for-profit 'asset lock' clause in your articles of association
  • community interest company (CIC)
  • school
  • statutory body (including local authorities, town, parish or community council)
  • community benefit society
  • a co-operative society - you must have a not-for-profit 'asset lock' clause in your society rules and also be registered with the Financial Conduct Authority.