supporting, developing and representing community groups,
voluntary organisations, social enterprises and volunteering
Closure of Community Led and Improving Lives programmes
The National Lottery Community Fund's (NLCF) Community Led and Improving Lives programmes will close to applications from Friday 30 September 2022and the organisation will launch its 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, NLCF advises that 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 NLCF or requested an application form yet, they should contact NLCF 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 have any questions, please contact 0300 123 7110 or [email protected] to speak to the area funding teams.
You can also check out this latest blog answering the common questions people may have about this programme closure.