Big Lottery Fund

The Big Lottery Fund is the largest funder of community activity in the UK, giving out 40% of the money raised by National Lottery players to good causes.

The Big Lottery Fund uses National Lottery funding to help communities achieve their ambitions. From small, local projects to UK-wide initiatives, its funding brings people together to make a difference to their health, wellbeing and environment. Since June 2004 it has awarded £8.5 billion to projects that improve the lives of millions of people. If you would like to find out more about funding please go to Big Lottery Fund website or call its Big Advice Line on 0345 4 10 20 30.

National Lottery funding

Around £30 million is raised every week for good causes and over half a million projects have now been funded. For every game played, a proportion goes to funding projects big and small across the nation, through 12 specialist organisations who distribute this money to projects supporting communities, arts, sport and heritage.

Find out more about these organisations

How to apply for funding

You can use Lottery funding finder to help you find which organisation you should apply to. Or if you prefer, you can call the funding helpline on 0845 275 0000.

The Lottery funding distributors are always looking out for brilliant projects that help make the nation a better place – so get thinking!