Published 15th January 2018
Reaching Communities funding is for projects that help people and communities most in need. Grants are available from £10,000 upwards and funding can last for up to 5 years. All projects must address one or more of the following outcomes:
Applicants can include parish councils and community groups in England. Those needing more than £500,000 must call Big Lottery before applying, to discuss why they believe a larger project is appropriate. There is no upper limit for total project costs. Reaching Communities can fund salaries, running costs, a contribution towards core costs and equipment. Reaching Communities can also fund up to £100,000 for land, buildings or refurbishment capital costs.
There is a two stage application process. After submitting a Reaching Communities Stage One application form, applicants will be told within 6 weeks whether the project is one that might be considered for funding. If successful, the applicant will be sent a Stage Two application form. Applicants will usually have four months to complete this.
Please note: Big Lottery are changing the application process for Reaching Communities. In order to deliver this, they are implementing a temporary pause on the submission of Reaching Communities applications between Monday 15 January and Monday 2 April. This is to enable them to train-up new team members and embed new ways of working before reopening the offer.
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