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1 Big Lottery Fund Paula Torres-Silva 25 July 2014

2 Where does our money come from? Biggest distributor of lottery good cause money Distribute funds through a range of programmes When you spend a pound on the lottery:

3 Big Lottery Fund outcomes People having better chances in life, with better access to training and development to improve their life skills Stronger communities, with more active citizens, working together to tackle their problems Improved rural and urban environments, which communities are better able to access and enjoy Healthier and more active people and communities

4 What are we looking for? Evidence the need for your project The issues your beneficiaries face What evidence is there to prove the issues exist Involve your beneficiaries at every stage Activities must address the need & lead to your outcomes, and contribute to programme outcomes Have a clear and realistic budget. Make a difference!

5 Awards for All

6 Eligibility – the applicant At least 3 unrelated people on your governing body A UK bank account in the name of your organisation with at least two unrelated signatories voluntary and community organisation, school, parish or town council, health body

7 Eligibility – the project £300 - £10, months to spend grant Up to £10,000 in any 12 month period New activity and projects Repeat and regular activities – If income less than £30,000 in last financial year Not for running costs i.e. ongoing organisation costs

8 Eligibility – the application Send BIG an application at least four months before your project is planned to start There are no deadlines, apply when you like Simple application form Answer the questions!

9 Reaching Communities

10 Revenue, Capital or a mixture Two stage application process (three for large capital/buildings projects) Stage one Stage two Outcomes focussed

11 Reaching Communities Grants for revenue projects from £10,000 - including up to £100,000 capital Buildings strand grants from £100,000 - Projects needs to check postcode for eligibility No total project cost limit You can apply for between 1-5 years funding Fewer restrictions than Awards for All

12 Reaching Communities You must contact us if: You are applying for land and buildings projects. A project request of more than £500,000. If you have been previously funded by BIG and want to continue your project.

13 Where to get help Website: Funding - ‘Funding Guidance’ BIG Advice Team:

14 Any questions?

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