Big Lottery Fund Paula Torres-Silva [email protected] 25 July 2014 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: Good Causes 28% Treasury 12% Retailer 5% Camelot 5% Prizes 50% 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 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! Awards for All 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 Eligibility – the project • £300 - £10,000 • 12 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 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! Reaching Communities Reaching Communities • Revenue, Capital or a mixture • Two stage application process (three for large capital/buildings projects) • Stage one • Stage two • Outcomes focussed 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 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. Where to get help Website: www.biglotteryfund.org.uk Funding - ‘Funding Guidance’ BIG Advice Team: 0845 4 10 20 30 Any questions?