National Lottery Community Fund: Bringing People Together

This is funding from the National Lottery Community Fund UK Portfolio. The UK Portfolio is where they explore new approaches, experiment with how to do things differently, and look to fund work that is more future focussed. 

Key Facts

Area: UK-wide

Suitable for: Voluntary and community organisations

Funding size: Up to £300,000 in total for up to two years

Application deadline: Ongoing

The Bringing People Together funding can support projects that will build stronger connections across communities, and improve the infrastructure and conditions that are needed to strengthen these connections.

They’re interested in:

  • bold and experimental responses to bringing people together using new, or new combinations of approaches
  • new projects or projects that build on existing work
  • a range of projects reflecting a mix of communities and places from across the UK.

In this programme, they are specifically interested in funding projects that meet at least one of the priorities listed in 'What we're hoping to fund’.

They expect all projects to:

  • deliver across at least two countries in the UK (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales)
  • have a clear equality, diversity and inclusion focus
  • demonstrate they can learn and adapt as they go.

They expect to make up to 20 awards in 2021 to 2022.

Find out more and apply