May 2010 funding opportunities
Contact me if anything here is unclear or if you would like to discuss
any ideas you have regarding approaching these funders.
Mission Resources Adviser
Organisations that work with young people have the opportunity to apply for grants
through the Hilton Foundation. Organisations such as charities and other not for profit
organisations can apply for grants ranging from a few hundred pounds up to £30,000 per
year for up to 2 years that meet one of the Foundation's chosen areas of focus. These
are disabled children; children in hospital; homelessness; and life-limited children in
hospices. Previously supported projects by the Foundation have included Ratho Primary
School which received a grant of £168.48 to provide 'healthy living' water bottles for all of
the children at the school and Derby Toc-H Childrens Camp which received a grant of
£3,623.27 for the provision of holidays and activities for underprivileged children.
The next closing date for applications is the 3rd August 2010.
Awards from leading British supermarket
The Tesco Charity Trust has announced that it is now accepting applications for projects
that support children and their education and welfare. The funding is available to
schools, community and voluntary groups who can apply for grants of between £1,000
and £4,000. The Tesco Charity Trust has been in existence since 1987 and aims to
provide approximately £600,000 in grants each year. Previous projects supported have
included a sensory garden; outdoor classrooms; breakfast and after school clubs;
holiday play-schemes; and part funding to purchase minibuses. The closing date for
applications is the 30th June 2010.
Funding for youth led community projects
Small community and voluntary organisations that work with young people and want to
scale up and expand their activities have until the 23rd June 2010 to apply for grants of
between £5,000 and £10,000 through the Youth of Today Leadership Fund. The fund
which is managed by the Young Foundation are available for innovative projects lasting
for up to 6 months, that help more young people take on leadership roles in their
community; create more opportunities for young people to influence the decisions
affecting them; raise the quality of youth leadership opportunities; enable small
organisations to grow; and support innovative projects that are unlikely to find funding
from other sources. In addition, Youth of Today has announced that it will be launching a
new Young Leaders Fund in the near future. Through the Young Leaders Fund an
additional 8 grants of up to £4,000 for projects developed by young people and
supported by third sector organisations will be made available..
O2 Launches New Programme for Young People (UK)
O2 has announced the launch of a new programme to support projects by young people
(13 – 25) that have a positive impact upon their community.
The new programme “Think Big” will offer young people up to £ 300 in grants as well as
training, support and mentoring from a number of youth charities. These include the
National Youth Agency and UK Youth.
Examples of projects that could be supported could include fighting knife crime, starting
local youth groups, teaching skills to other young people or renovating community
spaces. Eligible projects should be run by young people for young people, and may have
the opportunity to apply for a further £2,500 to continue their work.
Applications can be submitted by individual young people or groups of young people and
can be submitted at any time.
National small grants programme for sports projects
Sport England Small Grants Programme has been set up to support local community
sport projects which seek to increase participation, sustain participation or develop
opportunities for people to excel at their chosen sport in England. Eligible Costs An
example of what may be funded is to purchase extra team kit or to pay additional
Funding/Support Up to a maximum of £10,000.
Match Funding Applicants must provide any other project costs from other sources
Other Total project costs should not exceed £50,000
Type Not-for-profit/educational establishment
3rd Floor Victoria House
Tel: 0845 8508 508
Fax: (020) 7383 5740
Addressing disadvantage, particularly in support of causes less likely to
attract public funding
The Hilden Charitable Fund awards grants to projects both in the UK and in developing
countries, with the aim of addressing disadvantage, particularly in support of causes less
likely to attract public funding.
The Fund's current funding priorities in the UK are as follows:
Asylum seekers and refugees.
Community-based initiatives for young people aged 16-25.
Applications are invited from registered charities and other charitable organisations in
the UK, although preference is given to charities with an income of less than £200,000
per year. Grants are rarely given to well-funded national charities, as funding is directed
largely at supporting work at a community level within the Fund's categories of interest.
The Overseas Countries funding programme is designed to help small and medium-
sized community development, education and health initiatives. Trustees will particularly
welcome projects that address the needs and potential of girls and women.
The Fund will be pleased to hear from UK non-governmental organisations/charities and
hopes that UK NGOs/charities will encourage their local partners, if appropriate, to apply
directly to Hilden for grant aid.
The deadline for applications is the first week in September 2010.
Funding for Alcohol Education Projects
The Drinkaware Trust "Ideas Fund"awards small grants of between £100 and £2,500 to
local community (and occasionally national) initiatives designed to promote responsible
drinking and reduce alcohol related harm.
The Trust funds projects ranging from public education campaigns, peer-led education
schemes, educational theatre work, conferences, provision for educational materials,
training, workshops to other educational events. In particular the Trust welcome
applications that aim to further the strategic objectives of the Trust, which are to; reduce
alcohol misuse amongst under-18s; and to raise awareness about long term health
harms caused by hazardous or harmful levels of drinking.
The Trust accepts applications from; registered charities; other voluntary organisations;
and statutory organisations and partnerships. In addition the Trust also makes grants of
up to £25,000 for larger projects that undertake direct, hands-on work with individuals
and the community as well as grants of up to £100,000 to help larger scale projects pack
a more powerful punch or reach a wider audience. An example of a previously funded
project is "Party Safe" a partnership project between Rivington School and a local group
called Youth Express. Young people from the latter organisation worked together to
produce a ten to twenty minute DVD demonstrating the dangers of drinking to excess
and showing how quickly things can get out of control.
New volunteering fund
Following the statement by the Department of Health (DH) in late 2009, that it would
launch a new "Health and Social Care Volunteering Fund" to replace the Opportunities
for Volunteering (OFV) scheme, the DH has announced the application timetable for the
local element of the Fund. Under the Fund, third sector organisations can apply for
grants and business support for projects that use volunteer to improve adult social care
and reducing health inequalities. Eligible organisation may normally apply for a
maximum amount of grant, of £35,000, available but tapering off over 3 years. Local
projects will be targeted through a rolling programme of application rounds that target all
regions in each funding year so that all regions are included but at different times of the
year. South Central, South West and West Midlands (opens for applications on the 5th
April with a closing date of 28th June 2010). London, South East and East of England
(opens for applications on the 19th April with a closing date of 12th July 2010).
Supporting a variety of beneficial causes
MODCARE assists financially or by other means any organisations in the UK engaged
in education, furthering health, relieving poverty, distress or sickness.
Funds Distributed: £28,527 (2008/09)
* Children / Young people
* Elderly / Old People
* People with disabilities
* Other charities / Voluntary bodies
Funding NOT For:
* Animal welfare
* Environmental organisations
Apply in writing or by telephone.
100 Colworth Road
Contact: Mr Anthony Oliver Salt
Tel: 020 7218 3023
Support for people with physical or mental disabilities
The Archer Trust is a UK Christian charitable grant-making trust, that aims to support
small UK charities that help people with physical or mental disabilities or people facing
disadvantage. Preference will be given to those organisations working in areas of high
unemployment and deprivation. The trust will fund projects in the UK and overseas (only
via UK charities which can ensure that funds are being well used). The grants available
range from £250 - £3,000. Applications can be made at any time. Trustees meet twice a
year, normally in March and September to consider applications.
Support for a wide range of projects from British bank
Barclays Stockbrokers Charitable Trust provides one off grants only, for capital projects
or specific programmes (rather than core or revenue costs).
Applications are considered in the following categories: physical and mental disability;
older people; ill health/relief in need; children/youth; family and social welfare; education
and training; blind/deaf; poverty/homelessness.
Funding NOT For:
Schools/colleges/universities; religion/church buildings; individuals; medical research;
animal welfare; overseas charities/projects; large national charities, expenses already
Registered and exempt charities only. Preference given to small and medium-sized
charities and local branches of UK charities.
Apply in writing to the contact above. If eligibility is established following receipt of an
appeal letter, then an application form will be sent.
Trustees' meetings held at the end of February, May, August and November.
Catchment Areas: UK
Barclays Bank Trust Co. Ltd.
Funding for the relief of sickness and hardship arising from age
The James Tudor Foundation is a grant-giving charitable organisation established for the
relief of sickness and the provision of financial assistance to people suffering hardship or
distress arising from age, ill-health or infirmity. The Foundation makes grants, gifts and
loans to organisations who have been established for at least two years and that are
registered charities within the United Kingdom, that can maximise the effectiveness of its
donations. The grants are for charitable purposes across six programme areas:
• Palliative care
• Medical research
• Health education
• Awards and scholarship
• The direct relief of sickness
The UK independent healthcare sector and the fulfilment of their charitable objects by
The Foundation expects to make donations of up to £1 Million a year. Grants for under
£5,000 will be made within one month, Grants that exceed £10,000 may take up to four
months to process. Applications can be submitted at any time.
Supporting for the well being of needy people
The Woodroffe Benton Foundation makes grants towards: people in need - primary care
of people who are sick or elderly or those affected by the results of a local or national
disaster; promotion of education; conservation and improvement of the environment.
Local branches of national organisations - the trust prefers to give a large grant to the
national headquarters; individuals.
Maximum grant is usually £2,000.
Funds Distributed: £221,000 (2008).
Applicable to registered charities only. Apply on a form available from the contact above.
Full guidance notes are also sent along with the form.
The Trustees meet quarterly in January, April, July and October.
Woodroffe Benton Foundation, 16 Fernleigh Court, Harrow, Middlesex HA2 6NA,
Tel 020 8421 4120
Funding for community, heritage and environmental projects
WREN which provides funding for community, heritage and environmental projects in
areas close to landfill sites by awarding grants for environmental, heritage and
community projects has announced the first application dates for 2010.
Funding is available through three grant programmes.
The small grants programme which provides grants between £2,000 and £15,000 with a
total project cost of under £50,000; the WREN Main Grant Scheme offers funding of
between £15,001 and £50,000 and the Biodiversity Action Fund which provides funding
of between £75,000 and £250,000 to deliver biodiversity improvement projects under
Eligible organisations that can apply for funding include environmental organisations,
voluntary groups, charities, not-for-profit organisations and community groups.
Although the application deadline for the Biodiversity Action Fund has now passed,
eligible organisations have until the 30th June 2010 to apply to the main and small
Community Sustainable Energy Programme (Lottery funded)
Not for profit organisations such as community groups, charities, schools, colleges and
faith groups, etc are being invited to apply for funding to install renewable energy
technologies (such as wind turbines and solar panels) and energy saving measures
(such as roof and cavity wall insulation). Under the new Community Sustainable Energy
programme £8 million will be available for the installation of microgeneration
technologies and energy efficiency measures (Capital grants) and £1 million for project
development grants. The maximum Capital grant available is £50,000 or 50% of the
project costs. The maximum project development grant is £5,000 or 75 per cent of the
study cost - whichever is lower. The funding programme is being managed by the
Building Research Establishment on behalf of the Big Lottery Fund's "Changing Spaces"
Programme. Project development grants (for studies investigating the feasibility of
installing any combination of the technologies ) will be awarded on a first-come first-
served basis until all funds are spent. Capital grants will be awarded on a competitive
basis at quarterly selection panel meetings. The next application deadline is 5 pm on the
7th August 2010.
Grants of up to £20,000 to community groups, not-for-profit organisations
and schools who wish to consider and implement sustainable energy
projects in their buildings
E.On the power and gas generating and distributing company has announced that the
next application deadline for its Sustainable Energy Fund is the 8th October 2010. The
E.ON Sustainable Energy Fund offers grants of up to £20,000 to community groups, not-
for-profit organisations and schools who wish to consider and implement sustainable
energy projects in their buildings. Local Authorities can apply in partnership with
community groups / schools as long as the community group takes the lead in the
application process. Projects that can be considered include; the purchase and
installation of one or more renewable energy technologies (e.g. wind, solar thermal, PV,
wood etc); the renovation of existing facilities to incorporate micro-generation technology
(e.g. the reinstatement of a watermill and the purchase of a turbine to produce hydro-
electricity); an energy efficiency makeover for your building that could demonstrate
significant energy savings and also behavioural change amongst users; and the use of
new or innovative technology to deliver either energy savings or micro-generation
capacity. To be eligible organisations must benefit specific groups namely: education,
vulnerable people; and people in fuel poverty.
Renewable energy grants for the community
The Naturesave Trust, which was set up in 1995, to fund specific environmental and
conservation projects throughout the UK and to encourage the greater adoption of
sustainable development, especially within the Small and Medium Sized business
community (SMEs) has announced that it now provides start up 'seed corn' grants for
community renewable energy projects. The Trust are keen to help communities, in
particular, that do not have the initial start up capital to undertake all the preliminary work
to get to the planning stage and most importantly for the community to retain as much
control as possible over the operating income once the project has been successful.
Recently funded projects by the Trust include Pilling St John's Primary School which
received funding towards the installation of a wind turbine at the school, providing
energy and income to the school and Trees for Health which received funding from the
Trust to set up green woodworking area to utilise local coppice wood in Devon.
Other charitable, heritage etc
Funding for general charitable purposes
The Lord Barnby’s Foundation has established a permanent list of charities that it
supports each year, with the remaining funds then distributed to other charities. Its
priority areas include the following: heritage; the preservation of the environment; and
the countryside and ancient buildings, particularly the great Anglican cathedrals;
charities benefiting people who are ex-service and service, Polish, disabled or refugees;
welfare of horses and people who look after them; technical education for the woollen
Funding is not for Individuals.
Applications will only be considered if received in writing accompanied by a set of the
latest accounts. Appeals are considered three times a year, in February, June and
Examples of grants allocated with 2008 include: The Holburne Museum (£2,000); The
ISIS Project (£1,000); The Langford Trust (£2,500); Talking Space (£1,000); Tall Ships
Youth Trust (£2,000); Territorial Army (£5,000); Care International UK (£500); Cares for
Funds Distributed: £257,081 (2008).
Mrs J A Lethbridge (Secretary)
LORD BARNBY'S FOUNDATION
PO Box 71
Devon. PL8 2YP
DIY store with waste donation scheme
Schools, charities and community groups can apply for products and waste materials
through the B&Q Waste Donate Scheme. B&Q operates this Scheme through all of its
stores within the UK. B&Q donates products and waste materials they haven’t been able
to sell for re-use such as slightly damaged tins of paint, off-cuts of timber, odd rolls of
wallpaper and end-of-range materials. Donated products should benefit the local
community and the environment and cannot be resold. Due to its Health and Safety
scheme, electrical, petrol and gas items are not available for donation. Applications must
be made directly to B&Q stores.
Applications to the scheme can be made at any time.
Funding for monument and artefact restoration
St Andrew's Conservation Trust The conservation, preservation and restoration of
sculptures, monuments and other artefacts of historic or public interest, which are on or
attached to property which is a church, or owned by a charity, and to which the public
Funding NOT For:
Churchyard table tombs except in very restricted circumstances
Apply on a form available from the contact above
Preference for the south west of England
ST ANDREW'S CONSERVATION TRUST
S R V Pomeroy
Dorset DT2 8QL
Local – Devon specific etc
North Devon Council – Community Councillor Grants
Open for Applications
Financial assistance is available for projects or services which benefit the North Devon
Maximum value: £1,500
There is no set limit on the size of the grant which can be applied for. However, the size
of grant usually awarded is as follows:
• For projects covering an electoral ward - up to £1,500.
North Devon Council's Community Councillor Grants scheme is in place to support
community and voluntary groups to help develop activities and facilities that will benefit
the socio-economic culture and environment of North Devon.
These are awards for a specific project such as an event, a new or re-furbished facility or
a pilot of a new service. The grant seeker will approach the district councillor of their
ward for support in their application. They are time limited. All project grants will be
subject to a funding agreement. The budget will be split equally amongst the district
Applications are accepted and considered throughout the year.
Organisations eligible to apply include:
• Voluntary organisations.
• Community organisations.
• Village hall committees, Parish Councils, other community and voluntary sector
Proposed projects and activity should fall under one of the following headings:
• Culture and heritage.
• Environment and sustainability.
• Social welfare.
The project must demonstrate:
• A need for the activity.
• A need for financial assistance.
• Local community support.
• Local benefit in accord with corporate strategies.
• Measurable benefit.
• Environmental sustainability.
Applicants to this fund should have the following:
• A constitution
• A bank account.
• Independently signed off accounts.
• Not-for-profit aims.
• Open access (within target group).
Eligible expenditure includes:
• Core running costs.
• Specific projects such as an event, a new or refurbished facility, new equipment
or the pilot of a new service.
Funding for the following will not be considered:
• Projects which cover an area which is primarily the responsibility of another
• Double funding from North Devon District Council sources.
• Out of area activities.
• Fund-raising events.
• Projects which promote religious belief or political activities.
• Civic events.
• Retrospective funding.
Contact North Devon Council for further information and application forms.
North Devon District Council: (http://www.northdevon.gov.uk) »
Useful addresses and contacts for this scheme:
Lucinda Tomlinson Grants Officer
North Devon Council
Community and Leisure Services
Tel: 01271 388433
Contact North Devon Council
Application Form and guidance –
Dartmoor Sustainable Development Fund
The Dartmoor Sustainable Development Fund has been set up to encourage innovative
sustainable development projects that help to improve the quality of life for current and
future generations. The Fund will support proposals that focus on environmental,
economic, social and cultural aspects of life.
The level of grant support will not normally exceed 50%. For the voluntary sector it will
not normally exceed 75%. Up to 100% will be available in exceptional circumstances
and in most cases this will require a considerable contribution in kind, such as volunteer
time or loan of equipment, premises, land etc. Although there is no prescribed maximum
or minimum grant, the average to date has been around £6,000.
Proposed projects should change the attitude and behaviour of individuals and
communities in ways that enhance understanding of sustainable development and the
role of Dartmoor National Park Authority, while promoting co-operation and social
Priority will be given to eligible projects that:
1. involve young people and combat social exclusion;
2. encourage links between urban groups and those resident in Dartmoor National
3. demonstrate innovation or best practice;
4. lever in contributions from other sources;
5. add value or new dimensions to existing sustainability projects; and/or
6. have little access to alternative public funding; and/or
7. bring organisations together to co-operate in tackling problems or promoting
Visit the website for further eligibility information and to get an application pack:
Before you complete your application you should first speak to the Sustainable
Development Officer on 01626 831067 or email email@example.com.
Fund for innovative ideas
Springboard is an investment fund created to support the development of innovative
ideas that will have a significant impact on the economy of Devon, Cornwall and the
Isles of Scilly.
Seedcorn funding to support early-stage development, feasibility studies or step
There is no set intervention rate; investments will typically be between £50,000 and
The Springboard Fund will not provide displacement funding if there is another source
that will provide the funding.
Public, private or voluntary sector organisations are eligible to apply in Devon, Cornwall
and the Isles of Scilly.
Applications can be made at any time and projects will be assessed on viability, value for
money and the overall impact it will make. Grants are discretionary.
Application forms are available to download from the website, supported by proof that
the recipient is compliant with current UK legislation.
South West Regional Development Agency
Tel: 0845 600 9966
Small grants programme for Devon
The Devon Community Foundation, which is an independent charity committed to
supporting local community causes and providing grants to support local causes, has
announced a new grassroots small grants programme for local community groups and
charities. Community Groups and Charities in Devon, that are volunteer led and with an
annual income of up to £30,000 are eligible to apply for a grant of between £250 and
£5,000 over three years.
The grant can be used for activities that increases or develops the capacity of small
voluntary and community groups. Examples of the type of activities that can be funded
Staff costs to enable employment;
Training for volunteers;
Putting on local events or workshops;
Measures to achieve a quality award or improved standards;
Activities to support community activity;
Additional activities to expand an existing funded project; The purchase of equipment to
benefit the group such as a computer, oven or furniture, etc.
Sir John and Lady Amory's charitable trust
Funding for good causes, with a particular emphasis on Devon.
Apply in writing.
Catchment Areas: Devon, and elsewhere in the UK.
Donations in institutions exceeding £1,000 each went to: Knightshayes Garden Trust
(£17,000); Relief for the Elderly and Infirm (£1,400); Tiverton Market Centre (£2,000);
and Churches Housing Action Team, Dorchester Abbey Appeal, Queen Alexandra
Sir John and Lady Amory's Charitable Trust
Tel: 01884 254899
BBC Children in Need
Children in Need Distributes £14.8 Million
BBC Children in Need raised a record-breaking total of £20,991,216 following the Appeal
night last November. BBC Children in Need has awarded £14.8 million to 422 projects
across the UK working with disadvantaged children and young people and have announced
that this spring they will be allocating the first of three rounds of grants this year. All grants
are targeted to areas where they will make a real difference and are allocated
geographically to ensure that all corners of the UK receive a share of the money raised, and
projects supported work with children and young people who may be affected by
homelessness, neglect, abuse or poverty, or those who are living with a serious illness,
disability or psychological disorder.
The minimum grant awarded was of £600 and the maximum £182,683.
There are four general grant deadlines each year: 15 January, 15 April, 15 July, 15
BBC Children in Need distributes grants to properly constituted not for profit organisations
that work with disadvantaged children below the age of 18 living in the UK (including the
Isle of Man and the Channel Islands).
Their disadvantages will include:
• Illness, distress, abuse or neglect
• Any kind of disability
• Behavioural or psychological problems
• Living in poverty or situations of deprivation
Applications should demonstrate how your project will change the lives of children for the
better. It should be entirely focused on children. Where possible and appropriate it should
take into account children’s views and involve them in decision making. Organisations must
• A constitution or governing document
• Their own bank/building society account
• At least two unrelated cheque signatories
• A written child protection policy
• Adequate and appropriate insurance
Grants can be awarded for up to three years at a time, but one year grants are only given
• Capital Projects
• Seasonal Projects e.g. holiday playschemes
• Holidays and outings
• Equipment & Welfare Funds
The Appeal does not give grants for:
• Trips abroad or projects abroad
• Medical treatment or medical research
• Unspecified expenditure
• Deficit funding/repayment of loans
• Retrospective funding
• Projects unable to start within twelve months
• Distribution to another/other organisation(s)
• General appeals or endowment funds
• The relief of statutory responsibilities
• The promotion of religion
• Projects for pregnancy testing or advice, information or counselling on pregnancy
BBC Children in Need, PO Box 76, London W3 6FS. Tel: 020 8576 7788
Local Information for the south west:
BBC Children in Need has changed our application process and so I would be grateful if
you could highlight this in the next edition of your bulletin. I have attached a summary for
Also, I have more recent regional data for you, as follows:
Key local regional statistics, for the last full grant year which is Oct 07 to Sept 08, for the
South West are:
307 requests received to the value of £20 million
127 grants awarded totalling £3.7 million
41% of applicants were funded
amount awarded to value requested was 19%
1 Emma Beeston
Regional Manager - South West
BBC Children In Need
T: Direct Dial 0117 974 7600(x017600) • Bristol Office 0117 974 6600 (x016600) •
Central Helpdesk 020 8576 7788 (x0267788)
F: Local Fax 0117 974 6690 • Central Helpdesk Fax 020 8576 8887
A: Broadcasting House, Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8 2LR.
Big Lottery fund announces improvements to the Reaching Communities
programme for England
The Big Lottery Fund (BIG) has introduced a series of improvements to the Reaching
Communities programme for England, designed to make it easier for groups to apply.
At least £300 million will be awarded to projects making a difference to the lives of
individuals and communities most in need, until 2013. The programme will continue to
make awards of between £10,000 and £500,000 and will provide funding for up to five
There is no change to who can apply, what can be funded or the difference BIG wants to
make with this programme. Applications may be submitted by voluntary and community
groups, registered charities, schools and social enterprises. Grants will be awarded for
offer people better chances in life, including being able to get better access to
training and development;
build strong communities, with more active citizens, working together to tackle
develop improved rural and urban environments, which communities are better
able to access and enjoy; and
create healthier and more active people and communities.
The improvements to the programme include the following:
For those applying for less than £40,000 per year, there will be a simpler application
process and faster decision making than for those seeking greater amounts. This
improvement is intended to benefit smaller organisations in particular.
Groups that are invited by BIG to complete a full application will now have a better
chance of being funded.
BIG will provide more support for applicants at every stage of the application process,
particularly in those areas, and for those groups, that have received less funding than
BIG is also in the process of developing a capital stream which will launch later this year.
More information on this will be made available as the programme evolves.
Awards for All Open
in 2007/08 • Grants are available of
between £300 and £10,000.
All Projects must help to deliver the
Big Lottery Fund’s outcomes • Only one application can be
There is now no need to send considered at a time.
documents such as accounts and
bank statements with applications.
There is now no need for signatures You can apply if you are:
on the application forms voluntary and community
If BIG wants to fund the application, it organisation, school, parish or
will make a conditional grant offer. town council, health body.
Following conditional offers, BIG will
ask for signatures, bank statements You cannot apply if you are a:
and any other documents needed. Individual or sole trader, private
Awards will then be confirmed if profit-making organisation,
those documents are satisfactory statutory organisation other than
Awards for All projects must meet at those listed above, organisation
least one of BIG’s outcomes: not established in the UK.
• People having 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
Applicants need to think about what
changes do they want to make to the
lives of the people they want to help,
and how will those changes help
achieve one or more of the four Big
Lottery Fund outcomes