Awards For All (England)

£300 - £10,000
Open all year round
Six to 10 week turnaround


BIG Awards for All England offers grants of between £300 and £10,000 for projects that improve communities, and the lives of people within them. It can fund a wide range of items and below are some examples of these. This isn’t exhaustive, so you should check the website if you’re unsure. They can fund:
  • equipment
  • one-off events
  • small capital projects
  • staff costs
  • training costs
  • transport
  • utilities/running costs
  • volunteer expenses.
They can’t fund:
  • alcohol
  • contingency costs, loans, endowments or interest
  • electricity generation and feed in tariff payments.
  • paying someone else to write your application
  • political or religious activities
  • profit making/fundraising activities
  • recoverable VAT
  • statutory activities.

Application Information

You can apply if your organisation is a:
  • voluntary or community organisation
    • registered charity
    • constituted group or club
    • not-for-profit company or Community Interest Company
    • social enterprise
  • school
  • statutory body (including town, parish and community council).
They cannot accept applications from:
  • individuals
  • sole traders
  • companies that are aimed at generating profits primarily for private distribution
  • organisations based outside the UK
  • applications made by one organisation on behalf of another.
National Lottery Awards for All has three funding priorities and you must be able to tell in your application how your project or activity will:
  • 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.
It’s important that you involve your community in the design, development and delivery of the activities you’re planning. We feel that your project or activity will be more successful as a result. They are also keen to support smaller organisations and will consider your income when making a decision.