At present, Awards for All can provide a grant of between £300 and £10,000, with no matched funding requirement. As part of NLCF’s new 7-year strategy, the maximum grant available will shortly be increased to £20,000. Grant recipients will be able to spend their grant over 2 years rather than the current timescale of 12 months.
Awards for All will continue to be primarily a source of funding for projects and core costs, rather than move towards unrestricted funding – an option a number of grant-makers have been contemplating recently.
NLCF has also announced a £15m programme that aims to connect communities, which will open around August.
In addition, NLCF will release another £9m from its 10-year £100m Climate Action Fund during 2023, taking its overall investment to £35 million.
NCLF will also be the main distributor for dormant assets, which are likely to have a value of over £30 million.
The 7-year strategy will have 4 main themes:
1. People coming together.
2. Environmental sustainability.
3. Helping children and young people thrive, and
4. Enabling people to live a healthier life.
Further information about NLCF’s 7-year strategy and its strategic shift in grant-making can be found on the National Lottery Community Fund website.