FUNDING: Places Called Home – apply asap

Places Called Home is a new funding programme from a partnership between The National Lottery Community and the world’s largest home furnishing retailer, IKEA.

It will offer eligible groups funding of £1,000 to £5,000 for activities and equipment that meet at least two of the following criteria:

  • build on the relationships created during the Covid-19 pandemic to increase community activity and the number of people taking part  
  • encourage people to work together, creating opportunities for communities to live in a sustainable and healthy way
  • raise awareness amongst the public of the importance of connected households, neighbourhoods and resilient communities  
  • develop a new idea, activity or way to come together that has emerged in response to the pandemic  
  • revive or redesign community and common spaces to encourage shared community activities     

The fund will close when 1,500 applications have been received or on 6 July 2021, whichever is the earliest.

Find out more about the fund here or request a PDF application form by emailing