If you had the money, what would you celebrate in your local area?


The Big Lottery Fund (BLF) is offering grants of between £300 and £10,000 for groups to hold one off events or activities which celebrate their local community. You could celebrate something from your community’s history or a local hero. Or maybe it could be a chance to bring people together to get to know their neighbours better.

BLF has a total of £3.875m for projects in England. They are especially keen to receive applications from groups who have not applied to us before. You will also need to show that your project is open to everyone in your local community.

Higher priority will be given to applications from:

  • projects which demonstrate communities coming together to celebrate and share their diverse cultures
  • projects which actively bring different generations together

Applications should show how the project will bring people together in the community to celebrate, and why the activity is something your local community wants and how you can demonstrate it is led by the people within it.

Applications will be assessed and awarded on a first come, first served basis, and the fund will be closed to new applications when all the money has been awarded.

To apply, please visit the Big Lottery Fund website