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What are the priorities for Lottery Community Facilities funding?

Grant decisions are made by the Lottery Community Facilities Committee. Grant requests should show how your project:

  • is community-led and well supported by your community
  • will meet a community need
  • is the right size for your community
  • will provide new opportunities for people to be involved with and connected with the community, especially:
    • rural and isolated communities
    • disadvantaged groups
    • people who can’t easily access similar or suitable community facilities.

Important dates for the Lottery Community Facilities Fund

The next important dates for the Lottery Community Facilities fund are linked below:

What are the outcomes for Lottery Community Facilities grants?

Organisations receiving grants are expected to show how their community facility will help the community and:

  • increase the community’s strength and its ability to look after its own needs and achieve more
  • provide opportunities for people to join in social, recreational, civil or cultural activities
  • reduce or overcome barriers that prevent people taking part in those activities.

New or improved community facilities should help communities to achieve their outcomes, including:

  • providing more or better access to existing community services
  • creating more services, or making a bigger range of services available
  • improving the ability to respond to community needs
  • improving community links and networks.