National Lottery Awards for All offer funding to support what matters to people and communities. The programme is a partnership between the National Lottery Community Fund Scotland, sportscotland and Creative Scotland. It can fund projects that’ll do at least one of these things:
Bring people together to build strong relationships in and across communities
Improve the places and spaces that matter to communities
Help more people to reach their potential, by supporting them at the earliest possible stage
Support people, communities, and organisations facing more demands and challenges because of the cost-of-living crisis
If you are applying for a project involving the arts, they will prioritise projects that:
Engage people from areas of high deprivation
Remove financial barriers to access creative activities
Address rural isolation and encourage activity in rural areas
Engage older people, people in care homes and carers
Engage care leavers
Support integration of refugees and asylum seekers
If you are applying for a project focused on sport, they will prioritise projects that:
Engage young people from our most deprived areas
Engage girls and young women
Engage disabled young people
They are looking for projects that are connected to local people and their communities, and use their existing skills and experience. It is important to involve your community from the start - in the design, development, and delivery of the activities you’re planning.
Who can apply
Suitable for voluntary, community or public sector organisations.
When to apply
There are no deadlines and applications can be submitted at any time. It will take up to 12 weeks to get a decision.