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Community Led funding opportunity from National Lottery

5 September 2022

Community Led funding opportunity from National Lottery

Organisations in Scotland are now able to apply to the National Lottery Community Fund for Community Led funding between £10,000 and £150,000.

Community Led funding aims to support communities to improve the places in which they live and the wellbeing of those most in need. Successful organisations will deliver projects which achieve the following outcomes:

  • Everyone in the community has the opportunity to influence and get involved in community-led activity.
  • People in the community are better connected and work together to improve their wellbeing.

Groups applying for Community Led funding should have a governing body, such as a committee or board which includes at least three unrelated people and a written governing document, such as a constitution. Anyone applying for this funding stream will have to demonstrate how their organisation embraces these three key approaches:

  • a social purpose – your organisation must have a clearly stated purpose which benefits the local area in some way
  • open membership – everyone living in the area should be able to get involved in your organisation and the work that it does
  • community control – the majority of people serving on your governing body are from the local area and make the decisions

Find out more about Community Led funding, including how to submit an application, on the National Lottery Community Fund website.