Grant maker

National Lottery Community Fund
Grant criteria

Projects based in England, Scotland, Wales or northern Ireland. Our priorities are: bringing people together and building strong relationships in and across communities improving the places and spaces that matter to communities enabling more people to fulfil their potential by working to address issues at the earliest possible stage.

Grant details

Separate programmes for grants under, or over £10,000

Grants made

Over the last five years they've made 18418 significant donations totalling £2,708,878,256

When Amount Grantee To be used for
30/09/2018 £1,212,500 Vista LeiLei 3/4 Work. Live. Leicestershire (WiLL)
30/09/2018 £10,000 Cunninghame Housing Association Ltd This group will use the funding to appoint a consultancy team to produce a ‘masterplan’ which will look at improving the town centre, particularly two main routes through Ardrossan, Princes Street and Glasgow Street.
30/09/2018 £95,203 The Llandysul Family Centre Llandysul Family Centre
30/09/2018 £998,530 The Kinning Park Complex This group will use the funding to refurbish and develop a multi-use community centre, based in Kinning Park, in the south side of Glasgow. The centre is a well-established hub which has been run by the community since 1996. It incorporates a mix of community space and activities, provides studios for artists, working space, events and performance space, a kitchen/café and a garden.
30/09/2018 £39,974 Soil Association Limited(The) Food Connections: proposition and partnership development and codesign
30/09/2018 £99,940 Lanark Community Development Trust This group will use the funding to deliver a three year community gardening project, which will provide activities for the local community in Lanark. The project will deliver a range of horticultural, educational and volunteering opportunities to local people of all ages and backgrounds. It will help local people take control of their lives, reduce isolation and improve community connections.
30/09/2018 £90,000 The Monmouth Savoy Trust SAVOY THEATRE - TOILETS PROJECT
30/09/2018 £82,500 Blameless SCIO This group will use its funding to continue and expand their addiction support services, as well as providing further opportunities and support for volunteers. Blameless provides a single point of entry for support and focuses on supporting the whole family unit recognising that addiction affects everyone in a family. The activities will engage families from across Lanarkshire.
30/09/2018 £65,700 Hen Ysgol y Ferwig Hwb Cymuned Hen Ysgol y Ferwig Community Hub
30/09/2018 £315,429 Celtic FC Foundation This group will use the funding to continue to deliver and develop their facilities for people in Glasgow experiencing challenging circumstances in their lives. The group, supported by 80 volunteers, will work with around 325 people who will design their own action plan and will then be provided with access to a range of activities promoting positive mental health and resilience.
30/09/2018 £10,000 The Get Up and Go Youth Club This group will use the funding to continue to run a youth club with a wide range of recreational activities, outings, activity breaks and family evenings for young people with severe, complex and multiple support needs in the Clydebank area.
30/09/2018 £136,353 Citadel Youth Centre (SCIO) Citadel Families Project
30/09/2018 £10,000 Monklands Women's Aid This group will use funding for refuge accommodation rent costs for women in crisis in Coatbridge.
30/09/2018 £50,000 Glenwood Church Glenwood Wellbeing Space
30/09/2018 £350,000 PEEK - Possibilities for Each and Every Kid Ltd This group will use the funding to improve the life chances of vulnerable children, young people and families experiencing poverty in neighbourhoods across the North East of Glasgow. They will do this using their established model ‘Play-Create-Thrive’. Through an outreach and collaborative approach, the group will deliver a range of activities which address local needs.
30/09/2018 £20,594 Croydon Voluntary Action CtoC/1/4 - Croydon Health Employment Partnership (CHEP)
30/09/2018 £61,030 Parkinson's Self Help Group (North Lanarkshire) This group will use this three year award to support people who are living with or affected by Parkinson's or other neurological conditions within North Lanarkshire. Offering a programme of activities, respite services, therapies and peer support groups, the organisation will support people and their families to reduce feelings of isolation and help them to deal with the effects of the illness on their everyday lives.
30/09/2018 £10,000 Feelgood Communities CIC Wellbeing and happiness for care homes
30/09/2018 £10,000 New Beginnings Club This group will use the funds to tackle isolation and loneliness by the running of a Best Buddy Scheme in East Lothian for local disabled and older people.
30/09/2018 £1,200,020 The Life Story Network CIC Tide - Together in Dementia Everyday
30/09/2018 £309,969 Womens Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre Dundee and Angus Ltd This group will expand their existing support services for survivors of rape and sexual abuse in Dundee and Angus. This will include one to one counselling sessions, practical support, advocacy and group activities such as arts and gardening. It will also teach survivors techniques to manage their anxiety, build confidence and feel more in control.
30/09/2018 £43,394 Blantyre Credit Union Ltd This group will use the funding to deliver a financial capability programme for the residents in Whitlawburn and Springhall. The educational programme will be designed to meet the needs of local people and create a range of local volunteering opportunities.
30/09/2018 £49,649 Every Child Protected Against Trafficking Building a brighter future for trafficked children
30/09/2018 £90,000 Clydebank Community Sports Hub This group will use the funding to employ a manager to establish the newly upgraded Clydebank Community Sports Hub in Whitecrook, Clydebank. They will develop links and partnerships with local schools, community groups, statutory organisations and sports clubs. Support staff will also be recruited, with the manager overseeing the day to day operation of the facility.
30/09/2018 £10,000 Friends of Breadalbane Academy This group will use the funding to improve Breadalbane Primary School’s playground. This will improve facilities for children attending the school and provide a safe outdoor space for local community groups to use outwith school time.
30/09/2018 £43,488 The Manda Centre This group will use its funding to deliver a support programme for people severely affected by trauma, loss and personal crisis in a variety of forms including through murder and suicide. Their aim is to help participants deal with the effects of significant change, loss and grief. Services provided include practical support, emotional support, advocacy, group work, counselling and holistic therapies.
30/09/2018 £14,230 Brac UK Disability Inclusive Graduation in Uganda – Design phase
30/09/2018 £327,944 Barnardo's Scotland This project will be delivered in partnership with Dundee Women’s Aid and benefits male and female victims of domestic abuse and their children who live in Dundee. It aims to ensure that people are supported emotionally and practically to become survivors of domestic abuse.
30/09/2018 £10,000 Our Place Our Families (Renfrew) This charity will use funding to operate a community café for people at risk of isolation.
30/09/2018 £306,199 Community Led Action and Support Project This group will use the funding to continue to deliver their Helping Older People Evolve (HOPE) project. People will receive support which will help them to maintain their independence, reduce isolation and loneliness, and improving their health and well-being through access to a wide range of services and activities. Activities will continually evolve based on participants’ ideas and include one to one befriending, telephone befriending and social activities including trips.
30/09/2018 £150,000 North Ayrshire Forum on Disability This group will use the funding to continue and further develop their Access Ability Plus project. Older people with disabilities aged over 60 will be supported to maintain their independence, reducing isolation and loneliness, and improving health through access to a range of services and activities which will increase social connections and support networks.
30/09/2018 £10,000 Parents For Change Supporting Young Adults With Disabilities
30/09/2018 £10,000 Disabilities Fife This group will run a pilot project called "The Elderly Carers Project" to help adult carers of people with disabilities to have a short period of respite every week.
30/09/2018 £10,000 Beaufort Hill Primary School Building Brighter Futures in Beaufort
30/09/2018 £10,000 Benllech and District Good Turn Scheme 'Good Friends' Project
30/09/2018 £49,840 The Food Foundation Peas Please (Business Plan)
30/09/2018 £317,095 Clued Up Project This group will deliver a three year young people led youth project in Auchmuty. Young people aged 12 to 18 will take the lead in this Our Place initiative where they will contribute to the local community creating a better place to live by developing youth activities based on what the young people want.
30/09/2018 £129,000 The Zone Initiative Limited This group will use the funding to provide recreation, play and youth services to the most vulnerable young people aged five to 18 years from the most deprived families in Bellsbank and Dalmellington in East Ayrshire to improve their confidence, social skills and self-esteem. Two youth clubs will also be delivered once a week with ages five to 11 years (juniors) and 12 to 18 years (seniors) being held on different evenings mid-week and weekends respectively.
30/09/2018 £350,131 Fife Alcohol Support Service This group will use the funding to develop and expand one of their current projects which supports people in alcohol and drug recovery. Members will set an action plan for change which is realistic for them and achievable with regular monitoring during their support from FASS.
31/08/2018 £98,800 Sight Cymru Don't Look Away from Blindness
31/08/2018 £500,000 Y Bartneriaeth Awyr Agored The Outdoor Partnership Opening Doors to the Outdoors (Wales)
31/08/2018 £500,000 Chepstow And District Mencap Society The Old Board School Hub
31/08/2018 £10,000 NW Nappy Collaborative C.I.C. Supporting Communities Sustainably
31/08/2018 £10,000 Congolese Development Project Congolese Diaspora Together Stronger
31/08/2018 £10,000 Welshpool Civic Pride WELSHPOOL CHANGING PLACES
31/08/2018 £108,787 Strathmore Centre for Youth Development This group will use the funding to employ a co-ordinator to develop a programme of activities to tackle isolation and loneliness amongst older people in Blairgowrie.
31/08/2018 £10,000 Fuse Youth Cafe Glasgow This group will use the funding to deliver workshops where children will create a comic book while also learning about issues like internet safety, mental health and bullying. The sessions will be available to children aged between eight and twelve years who live in Shettleston.
31/08/2018 £73,720 Clydesider Creative Ltd This group will use the funding to broaden community participation in an established free community publication called ‘The Clydesider’, which has been developed as a social enterprise. It will offer new creative café’ taster sessions and opportunities for training in citizen journalism.
31/08/2018 £10,000 SavePoint Gaming Community Community Gaming Hubs
31/08/2018 £10,000 Emmanuel Christian Ministries (ECM) This group will use the funding to run their pupil support activities and women’s group to help increase confidence and make people feel more included.
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