The fund, #CelebrateNationalLottery25, will help communities “celebrate the extraordinary impact the National Lottery has had since its launch in November 1994”. Since then £40 billion has been raised for good causes, funding 565,000 projects across the UK.
Bringing people together
The #CelebrateNationalLottery25 funding is designed to support activity that will bring people and communities together across the UK.
Up to £2 million will be made available this year in small grants of up to £1,000. The remainder will be released to the sector through the Fund’s National Lottery Awards for All programme.
Applications open in November
Applications for the 25th anniversary fund will open in November, when full details will be announced.
Dawn Austwick, CEO of The National Lottery Community Fund, said:
“For 25 years The National Lottery has been helping communities to thrive. We are launching our fund, #CelebrateNationalLottery25, to say happy birthday and a huge thank you to everyone who has helped make it such a great success. People have always been passionate about their communities and this special birthday fund means they can bring even more great ideas and projects to life.”
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