‘Celebrate’ — Big Lottery Fund announces new funding for communities

uklogoSix out of ten people surveyed in a recent YouGov poll said they had never or couldn’t remember ever coming together to celebrate with their community. Big Lottery Fund wants to help change this.

Its new Celebrate fund offers grants of between £300 and £10,000 for groups to hold one off events or activities which celebrate their local community and bring people together.

You could celebrate something in your local history or a local community hero. You could bring people together to get to know their neighbours better.

To be eligible, you must be a voluntary or community organisation with a constitution and your own bank account, or a school or statutory body.

Applications for funding opened yesterday, the 6th July 2016.

Applications will be assessed on a first come, first served basis until all funds are awarded.

For more information and to complete the eligibility checker for application.

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Join the conversation using the hashtag #BigCelebration

Birmingham UK. Freelance research, evaluation and policy consultant specialising in social enterprise and the third sector. I maintain the BSSEC blog and website

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