Awards for All

Status: Open to Applications: See website


Description: 

Grants are available for voluntary groups, schools, local authorities and health bodies in England to carry out projects that will improve their local community.


 
Maximum Value: £10,000
Minimum Value: £300

Details:

 

 


Value Notes:

Grants of between £300 and £10,000 are available.

The Awards for All programme will not give more than £10,000 (in one or more grants) to an organisation in any one year period.


Extended Description

Awards for All is a small grants programme provided by the Big Lottery Fund with the aim of funding projects that will improve the quality of life for local communities.

Grants are available for voluntary and community groups, charities, not-for-profit organisations, and statutory bodies, including schools and town councils, to carry out projects.


Latest Information

Applications may be submitted at any time. 


Key Criteria

Awards for All welcomes applications from:

  • Voluntary and community organisations, including:
    • Registered charities.
    • Constituted groups and clubs.
    • Not-for-profit companies and Community Interest Companies.
    • Social enterprises.
  • Schools.
  • Statutory bodies.

To be eligible for funding applicants must have:

  • Two unconnected people on the board or committee.
  • A UK bank account in the name of their organisation.
  • Annual accounts (unless the organisation is less than 15 months old).

The Big Lottery Fund is 'keen' to support smaller organisations and will consider their income when making a decision.


Eligible Expenditure

The programme will fund projects/activities that meet one or more of the following outcomes:

  • Bring people together and build strong relationships in and across communities.
  • Improve the places and spaces that matter to communities.
  • Enable more people to fulfil their potential by working to address issues at the earliest possible stage.

Communities should be involved in the design, development and delivery of projects.

Examples of eligible costs include:

  • Training costs.
  • Volunteer expenses.
  • Staff costs.
  • Small capital projects.
  • Transport.
  • One-off events.
  • Equipment.
  • Utilities/running costs.

This is not an exhaustive list. Applicants are advised to contact the Big Lottery Fund with any queries about their project's eligibility.


Match Funding Restrictions

Grants can be used to pay for some or all of the project costs.


Restrictions

Grants are not available for:

  • Individuals.
  • Sole traders.
  • Organisations aimed at generating profits primarily for private distribution.
  • Organisations based outside of the UK.
  • Applications made by one organisation on behalf of another.
  • Alcohol.
  • Contingency costs, loans, endowments or interest
  • Electricity generation and feed in tariff payments.
  • Paying someone else to write an application.
  • Political or religious activities.
  • Profit making/fundraising activities.
  • Recoverable VAT.
  • Statutory activities.

Application Procedure 

Application packs are available from the Awards for All website.

There are no application deadlines, but applicants are advised to submit proposals at least three months prior to the scheduled start date of their project.

Voluntary and community groups are asked to submit additional supporting documents with their application form, including a copy of their governing document and their latest audited accounts. They are also asked to provide details of an independent referee.

Contact the Big Lottery Fund for further information.


Contact Details:

Awards for All Enquiries
 
Big Lottery Fund 
Head Office 
1 Plough Place 
London 
EC4A 1DE
08454 10 20 30
                          general.enquiries@awardsforall.org.uk