A new single front door into Lottery funding has opened with the launch of a new website
‘People across the UK will be able to access information on all current opportunities for funding through the Lottery good cause virtual doorway.
The National Lottery provides good cause money ranging from £300 local community awards to multi-million pound grants that can transform communities. All open schemes operated by the 14 lottery funding distributors can be accessed through the new portal. Potential applicants will have access to information on what to do if they have a project idea and do not know what to do next. The funding search facility will provide guidance on the most suitable funding programme after receiving answers to four simple questions.
To date the National Lottery has rolled out over £18 billion to more than 200,000 projects across the UK. The Lottery Funding website will give people an insight into good examples of projects that have already been funded with the public’s lottery money.
Lottery Minister Richard Caborn welcomed the news: "This website offers an excellent one stop shop of information for prospective lottery applicants. By providing this central source of information even more community groups and project organisers will have easy access to funding for their good cause projects."
Mike O’Connor, Chair of the England and UK wide Lottery Forum said: "People want help in applying for Lottery money and we have a duty to make that process as easy as possible. The Lottery distributors run a range of funding programmes targeting specific themes and whilst this is appropriate it can be off putting for some people. This website will help community and voluntary groups get on the right road towards a successful Lottery bid."
For more information and to see the site for yourself log on now to: www.lotteryfunding.org.uk
Big Lottery Fund
Lottery Funding helpline: 0845 275 0000′