The National Lottery Community Fund has launched a new £3.5million fund for activity to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s 70 years of public service.
It will fund 70 projects across the UK that create a greater legacy for places and spaces, and that support new opportunities, activities and build better relationships with one another.
There are three areas of focus:
- Across Generations – Strengthening relationships between generations and creating a legacy for future generations.
- Community Renewal – Supporting new opportunities for people to develop skills and experiences in their local community, as well as opportunities to bring people together in new ways, and in new or different places and spaces.
- Our Shared Natural World – Growing our care and action locally for the natural world.
Application is open to voluntary or community organisations, registered charities, constituted groups or clubs, not-for-profit companies or Community Interest Companies, schools and statutory bodies. Some applications will be prioritised, including those from organisations with an annual turnover of under £100,000 that have no current or previous award from The National Lottery Community Fund.
The funding can be used for wide range of costs including activities, equipment and materials, staff costs, training, volunteer expenses, transport and utilities.
Final decisions on applications to support will be made in Spring 2022 and it is expected that funded projects will start from this time onwards.
Funded projects will need to be up and running by the Platinum Jubilee Central Weekend on 4-5 June 2022.
The application period will close when 700 applications are received or 15 December 2021, if this is sooner. All applications received will be assessed at the same time.
For full details, visit the The Platinum Jubilee Fund webpage.