£18.5 Million National Lottery Funding for Community Projects (England)

The Big Lottery Fund has announced that more than 530 projects are sharing £18,560,998 of funding from the Reaching Communities programme.

Reaching Communities is a £200 million grants scheme that provides funding between £10,000-£500,000 for voluntary or community groups to make positive changes in local communities.

Projects awarded funding include:

The Conservation Foundation in London which received £240,199 to deliver a project collecting old and broken garden tools from the public, refurbishing them in a prison workshop, and then giving them away to local schools and community groups for gardening and food-growing projects.

1625 Independent People in Bristol which received £901,194 to support and engage young people leaving care and custody. Working alongside regional and national partners, the project will specifically target those who are most disengaged and mistrusting of local services, including people who are at risk of homelessness, social exclusion and exploitation.

For a full list of projects awarded funding please click here (downloads as excel file).

Applications to the Reaching Communities programme can be made at any time.


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