• Reaching Communities Programme

    The Big Lottery Fund (BIG) is currently accepting applications to its Reaching Communities Programme.  Reaching Communities provides grants of 10,000 upwards for up to 5 years for projects that help people and communities who are most in need, and can really make a difference. Reaching Communities can fund, salaries, running costs, a contribution towards core costs and equipment.  BIG can also fund up to £100,000 for land, buildings or refurbishment capital costs.
    BIG want to fund projects that respond to needs identified by communities and those that fund projects that help those most in need including those people or groups who are hard to reach.
    All projects must address one or more of the following outcomes:

    • People have better chances in life, with better access to training and development to improve their life skills,
    • Stronger communities, with more active citizens, working together to tackle their problems,
    • Improved rural and urban environments, which communities are better able to access and enjoy,
    • Healthier and more active people and communities

    Organisations that can apply for funding include; registered charities; voluntary or community groups; statutory bodies, (including Town Councils and Schools); charitable or not-for-profit companies.
    There is a two stage application process. Organisations successful at Stage One, will be sent a Stage Two application form. Applicants will usually have four months to complete this.  Stage 1 applications can be submitted at any time.
    Click here for more information.

    Posted on 18th February 2015