The Big Lottery Fund also says that it will be prioritising applications which will bring together different communities and generations, are people led and from schools and academies. The fund provides grants of between £300 and £10,000 to enable voluntary and community organisations, schools and statutory bodies to hold one off events and activities which give their community the chance to come together to mark something important. This could be, for example, an event such as the Queen’s 90th Birthday, commemorating a local historic event or getting to know the neighbours better.

Eligible projects must demonstrate that they are open to everyone in the local community.

Priority will be given to applications which show:

  • Communities coming together to celebrate and share their diverse cultures.
  • The proposed activity is something that the local community wants and is led by people within the community.

Deadline: 21 October 2016,12 noon

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