supporting, developing and representing community groups,
voluntary organisations, social enterprises and volunteering
Places Called Home fund
IKEA UK and The National Lottery Community Fund have come together to grow thriving, resilient and sustainable communities across the UK. Places Called Home explores the idea that communities can become as important to us as our homes. It aims to inspire and help people get more involved in their local community as a positive, homely place to be and meet other people. It can fund equipment or materials to improve your community’s shared spaces and run activities that focus on sustainable living.
Places Called Home will support projects that meet at least two of the following criteria:
It builds on the relationships created during the COVID-19 pandemic to increase community activity and the number of people taking part.
It encourages people to work together, creating opportunities for communities to live in a sustainable and healthy way.
It raises awareness amongst the public of the importance of connected households, neighbourhoods and resilient communities.
It develops a new idea, activity or way to come together that has emerged in response to the pandemic.
It revives or redesigns community and common spaces to encourage shared community activities.
Who can/how to apply?
Small local UK voluntary or community organisations and groups can apply to this fund. Applications can be made online here.
The deadline for applications is 14 July 2021 or once they receive 1,500 applications - whichever comes first.