The National Lottery Community Fund

We are the largest funder of community activity in the UK – we’re proud to award money raised by National Lottery players to communities across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

In 2018/19 we awarded over half a billion pounds (£511.1 million) of life-changing funding to communities across the UK. That’s £1.4 million a day on average to projects that matter to people and communities.

We funded almost 7,000 projects to bring people together, 7,000 supporting health and wellbeing and 1,000 environmental projects.

Since June 2004, we have made over 200,000 grants and awarded over £9 billion to projects that have benefited millions of people.

We are passionate about funding great ideas that matter to communities and make a difference to people’s lives. At the heart of everything we do is the belief that when people are in the lead, communities thrive.

Thanks to the support of National Lottery players, our funding is open to everyone. We’re privileged to be able to work with the smallest of local groups right up to UK-wide charities, enabling people and communities to bring their ambitions to life.