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  • The National Lottery Community Fund Scotland - key changes

    Created: 03/12/2020, Updated: 04/12/2020

    From 04 December 2020, The National Lottery Community Fund (TNLCF) Scotland will implement changes to some of its funds which seek to support people and communities through COVID-19 and beyond.

    Summary of changes:

    • Community-Led Activity grants will now fund eligible activities for a maximum of three years. The Fund will consider applications for shorter-term projects and the turnaround time for applications will be reduced to approximately three months.
    • TNLCF Scotland has expanded the eligibility criteria for its Improving Lives Fund, which will now fund work that:
      • supports children, young people and families currently experiencing challenging circumstances;
      • supports people that have experienced abuse;
      • tackles loss, isolation or loneliness;
      • supports people that experience discrimination and/or works to challenge discrimination; or
      • supports people facing financial hardship.




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