National Lottery Community Fund announces new fund to help get more people involved in their local community.
IKEA and the National Lottery Community Fund (NLCF) have joined in partnership to provide £1.5 million in funding to ‘grow thriving, resilient and sustainable communities’ across the UK.
The ‘Places Called Home’ Fund aims to inspire and help people get more involved in their local community as a positive, homely place to be and meet other people.
The aim is to build on the energy, creativity and practices of communities coming together during the COVID-19 pandemic, through local activities and the renewal of community spaces.
A range of not-for-profit organisation from across the UK can apply. Full details will be provided once the scheme launches.
On 22 June, a new funding programme called Places Called Home which is a partnership between The National Lottery Community and Ikea.
Places Called Home will offer eligible groups funding awards of between £1,000 and £5,000 for activities and equipment that meet at least two of the following criteria:
If you’ve not applied for funding from The National Lottery Community Fund before, you’ll need to ensure that your group or organisation is eligible. If your group or organisation is NOT eligible, they cannot award a funding.