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The National Lottery Community Funding: Partnership Grant

This funding is for organisations working together in partnership to help their community. By community we mean people living in the same area, or people with similar interests or life experiences. We offer funding that starts at £20,001.

We can fund projects or partnerships that’ll do at least one of these things:

  • bring people together 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.

We want to be flexible and respond to your community’s needs. So we’ll offer funding:

  • for the long or short term
  • for a specific activity, or for broader costs to help your organisation or community
  • to bring organisations together
  • to support people, communities and organisations most affected by the cost-of-living crisis
  • to help organisations address the impact of the cost-of-living crisis on how they work, now and in the future.

In April 2024 we’ll change our funding in England as part of our new strategy.

You do not need to rush to apply before April - the change will be gradual.

We’ll keep you updated. If you’re still working on an application in April, we’ll be flexible so you do not miss out.

Area: England

Suitable for voluntary or community organisations

Funding size: £20,001 or more, for up to five years

Application deadline: Ongoing

How to apply

There are two ways to tell us about your proposal. You can:

  • tell us about your proposal using an online form
  • email us or send us a video about your proposal.

Tell us about your proposal using an online form

Start your proposal

Continue your proposal

You can see a full list of questions from the application form.

Email us or send us a video about your proposal

Tell us in your email or video:

  • the name of your project
  • where it'll take place
  • what you'd like to do
  • if and how demand for your services has changed
  • how your work will involve your community
  • how your project fits with local activities
  • who will benefit from your project
  • what difference your project will make
  • how much money you need
  • what you would spend the money on
  • how long you need the money for
  • the names of your partners and the background of you all working together
  • what your organisation does and why you’re best placed to deliver your project.

Your video should be around five minutes long.

If you're going to take videos of people taking part in your project

Make sure you get their permission first. You'd normally do this with a consent form. Once you have the videos make sure they're stored safely.

your proposal to our team in your area

London, South East and East of England

Email the team on LondonAndSouthEastTeam@tnlcommunityfund.org.uk.

Covering Greater London, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, East Sussex, West Sussex, Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Kent, Oxfordshire, Surrey, Bedfordshire, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk.

Projects taking place across England

Email the team on EnglandTeam@tnlcommunityfund.org.uk.

If you have any communication needs, or are not sure how to tell us about your proposal

You can contact us. We’re happy to talk about other ways for you to tell us about your funding proposal.


£20,000 - No Max
no deadline
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