National Lottery Funding Update

National Lottery Funding update 


We have now started the process of reviewing our funding offer and developing new programmes which will ensure we make best use of National Lottery funding to support communities to thrive in future. As part of this work, we will close Community Led and Improving Lives programmes to applications from Friday 30 September 2022 and launch our new portfolio in early 2023.

National Lottery Awards for All, Young Start and Scottish Land Fund are not part of this review and will remain open to applications.

What this means for groups:  

  • If they have already submitted an application to Community Led or Improving Lives it will be assessed as usual.
  • If they already have an application form but haven’t applied yet, we’d advise they apply as soon as possible. If they’re no longer going to apply or are unsure of about the timescale for this, they should contact their Funding Officer.
  • If they were considering applying to one of these programmes but haven’t discussed this with us or requested an application form yet, they should contact us as soon as possible so the Funding Officer in that area can advise them.
  • If they have an existing grant under one of these which they wish to continue, they should speak to their Funding Officer if they’ve not already done so.
  • If you, or any groups you’re speaking to, have any questions, please contact 0300 123 7110 or to speak to our area funding teams.