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Awards for All England small grants to change

Howard Lake | 3 November 2008 | News

Awards for All England, the Big Lottery Fund’s small grants programme, will change from a joint grants programme to one run by the separate distributors.
Awards for All England is currently a joint Lottery grants programme supported by Arts Council England, Big Lottery Fund, Heritage Lottery Fund and Sport England. Following a review of the programme, each of the lottery distributors supporting the scheme will run their own small grants programmes from 1 April 2009.
Applications can still be made under the current arrangements until Awards for All England closes on 31 March 2009.
The Big Lottery Fund says that the new system “will mean that each distributor can better address the needs of their applicants and the themes they support”. It added that “it is anticipated that new money available for small grants in 2009-10 will be comparable to money that was available to community groups through Awards for All in 2008-2009”.
The new separate small grants programmes are as follows:
· Big Lottery Fund will launch a new small grants programme on 1 April 2009 awarding grants of £300 to £10,000 to local communities in 2009-2010.
· Sport England will provide small grants for sports ranging from £300 – £10,000 from 1 April 2009.
· Arts Council England will provide small grants through their existing ‘Grants for the arts’ programme, supporting awards between £1,000 and £100,000.
· Heritage Lottery Fund small grants will be provided through the existing ‘Your Heritage’ (£3,000 to £50,000) and ‘Young Roots (£3,000 to £25,000) schemes.