The National Lottery Community Fund - Scotland

Support provided by The National Lottery Community Fund

What does this involve?

The National Lottery Community Fund offers a variety of grants ranging from £300 to £150,000 for voluntary, community or public sector organisations.

All of their grant funds remain open as normal, but they are prioritising applications that will support organisations and communities with the impact of Covid-19 - for example, organisations which:

  • are supporting people who are at high risk from Covid-19
  • are supporting communities most likely to face increased demand and challenges as a direct result of Covid-19
  • have high potential to support communities with the direct and indirect impact of Covid-19

Funds can be used to help your organisation:

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

Successful projects should benefit the local community.

Am I eligible?

To be eligible you must be a:

  • voluntary or community organisation
  • registered charity
  • constituted group or club
  • not-for-profit company or Community Interest Company
  • statutory body (including town, parish and community council).
  • school (as long as your project benefits and involves the communities around the school)

Specific eligibility criteria varies for each grant. Visit the National Lottery Community Fund website for full details. 

You may be able to receive further funding to address Covid-19 even if you currently have another grant for something else.

What does this cost?

This is a free service.

Who is this for?

This is for voluntary, community, or public sector organisations working in Scotland.

How long does this take?

You'll normally get a decision within 12 weeks of applying. Once you're successful, payments are usually made within two weeks.

Next steps

Visit the National Lottery Community Fund website for more information and to apply.

Support provided by The National Lottery Community Fund

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