Grant maker

National Lottery Community Fund

(Registered Charity No: GB-GOR-PB188)
Charity Commission for England and Wales
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Over the last five years they've made 6830 significant donations totalling £265,752,911

When Amount Grantee To be used for
30/06/2019 £333,543 WORKS FOR US No press summary is available in this release.
30/06/2019 £121,463 PADDINGTON ARTS The project will use the funding to support vulnerable young people aged 10 - 18, by offering trained mentors and offer social, creative activities and residential weekends. The activities will include photography and spoken word workshops to explore the young person’s culture and environment and the end work will feature in a final exhibition.
30/06/2019 £327,561 TUNBRIDGE WELLS MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCE LIMITED The organisation will use funding to support and develop the existing work at The Hub over three years. The Hub is a vibrant well-being centre based in Central Tunbridge Wells that offers a range of wellbeing activities to improve the lives of anyone experiencing mental health issues aged 17 and over. Funding will cover the salaries of a manager and two part-time support workers, volunteer training and operational costs.
30/06/2019 £257,830 THE YOUNG LIVES FOUNDATION The organisation will use funding to deliver its Positive Activities Programme through a new hub based model across Kent and Medway. The programme will provide a fun and supportive environment which will allows disadvantaged young people to engage in new opportunities and experiences.
30/06/2019 £37,500 GRAPES HILL COMMUNITY GARDEN GROUP This organisation addresses health issues in the Mancroft district by providing regular opportunities for residents to take part in physical activity in the open air. It will use funding to expand their current family gardening group from 12 – 28 weeks, improve and extend the volunteer programme and introduce further opportunities for individuals to learn new skills, grow local food and be part of a positive local community project.
30/06/2019 £117,846 THE KINGS ARMS (PETERSFIELD) The organisation will use funding to expand upon its concluded Youth Link project. The proposal seeks to bring together organisations and representatives working with young people to form a whole Public Sector: Local Authority network that will collaboratively work together to best serve the interests and identified needs of Young People in East Hampshire.
30/06/2019 £96,000 The Together Project Community InterestCompany The project, a music and social group for babies and toddlers, their grown-ups and older people living in care homes and sheltered housing, will use the funding to run sessions designed to benefit cognitive, verbal and motor skills for both the children and older adults.
30/06/2019 £164,872 MILTON KEYNES CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU No press summary is available in this release.
30/06/2019 £90,000 EAST LONDON BUSINESS ALLIANCE The project will use the funding to expand their work with older people, reach more beneficiaries in the community and strengthen the connections and networks between community organisations working with older people.
30/06/2019 £302,596 VOLUNTARY ACTION EPPING FOREST The organisation will use funding to continue its Community Clubs project, providing opportunities for over 65’s who are socially isolated to enjoy regular club activities, telephone befriending, daytrip/outings and a chance to build relationships with others in similar situations.
30/06/2019 £132,288 COMMUNITY LANGUAGE SUPPORT SERVICES The project will use the funding to run their activities supporting vulnerable women, especially refugees from east Africa and other Arabic speakers to access mainstream services such as health, education, welfare, housing and legal services.
30/06/2019 £205,302 OPENING DOORS This organisation is a user-led organisation which is run by people with learning disabilities, for people with learning disabilities. The project runs bespoke training courses for people with learning disabilities living in Norwich and Cromer. The group will use funding to expand the current provision, and develop a new group in Cromer. This will be enable more adults with learning disabilities to learn the knowledge and skills they need to build safe, successful, connected lives.
30/06/2019 £105,630 LATIN AMERICAN DISABLED PEOPLES PROJECT The project will use the funding to help the Latin American community and support the integration process to improve their quality of life, lower levels of poverty including in work poverty, and achieve a better sense of awareness and importance of well-being and mental health.
30/06/2019 £42,572 ONE TO ONE (ENFIELD) The project will use its funding to create an opportunity to conduct comprehensive restructuring to develop their user-led management team.
30/06/2019 £50,000 1ST WARLEY SCOUT GROUP The Warley Scout Group will use funding towards rebuilding their Scout Hut. This will include electrics, plumbing, plastering, Internal Partitioning, Toilet Cubicles, Internal Doors, 2nd Fixing, and insulation.
30/06/2019 £153,919 CORALI DANCE COMPANY The project will use the funding to grow their youth dance group, adults community class and deliver bespoke partnership projects as well as develop a new schools outreach programme.
30/06/2019 £213,330 CHILDREN'S RESPITE TRUST The organisation will use funding to cover staff costs to provide free respite care and support to disabled children and their families.
30/06/2019 £252,654 Hoo Peninsula Cares This organisation aims to reduce social isolation and support vulnerable people on the Hoo Peninsula, a rural area of Medway, Kent. Funding will be used to expand its services and further it’s community engagement by hiring additional staff and setting up a second office in the western area of the peninsula.
30/06/2019 £101,483 Cinque Ports Community Kitchen CIC The organisation will use funding to provide access to healthy cookery classes for vulnerable individuals and groups. The aim also is to make cooking more widely accessible and attractive to young people by including a video-making element.
30/06/2019 £49,996 Girls Empowerment Initiative UK CIC The organisation, which delivers prevention, therapeutic and empowerment work to primary school aged girls who face significant risk of hidden harm, will use the funding to expand and continue its club sessions in schools. The sessions are run as a girls-led ‘Girls Empowerment Club’ with activities shaped by the children themselves.
30/06/2019 £260,000 THE FIFTH TRUST The organisation supports adults with learning disabilities in Kent to achieve their full potential. The organisation will use funding to redevelop its Amenity Pavilion. The new site will provide disability access and adult changing areas.
30/06/2019 £206,700 THE WAVE PROJECT The Wave Project (TWP) supports young people to feel more positive and emotionally strong through surfing. Funding will be used to cover the salary cost of a Project Coordinator, as well as general running costs.
30/06/2019 £215,112 CHILDREN'S DISCOVERY CENTRE EAST LONDON The project will use the funding to provide free access to their Story Centre for 0-9 year olds, working specifically with disadvantaged parents and children particularly those who are at risk of homelessness, living in temporary accommodation, refugees or have been displaced or have English as an Additional Language.
30/06/2019 £498,849 MILTON KEYNES YMCA LIMITED The organisation will use funding to launch a new service, ‘Under One Roof’. The focus of the project will be to provide a personalised pathway of support to residents who live in social housing in the city. The provision will focus on three keys areas: independent living, health and well-being and employability.
30/06/2019 £249,944 READING COMMUNITY WELFARE RIGHTS UNIT The organisation, which provides a specialist advice service to all sectors of the local community in relation to all welfare benefits, will use funding to hire a Welfare Rights Manager. This person will be responsible for training and managing a new team of volunteers. The funds will also pay for accommodation, running costs and ongoing training for volunteers.
30/06/2019 £243,000 Express (Surbiton) Community Interest Company The project will use the funding to expand and grow the activities they offer with the aim of decreasing isolation, improving access to education and improving the life chances of autistic children and young people in Kingston.
30/06/2019 £277,358 Rising Stars Support CIC The project will use its funding to continue delivering their work with young people and to expand their offer into other parts of the borough. Rising Stars currently offer free mixed martial arts sessions alongside personal progression support and group workshops to a variety of young people to support them into higher education and employment, with a specific focus on NEET young people from BAME backgrounds.
30/06/2019 £19,684 Involve Active Ltd Involve Active, which delivers children and young people’s services, will use funding to clear and install infrastructure on a new five acre site. The funding will be used for project management costs, as well as strategic planning.
30/06/2019 £18,000 Churchend Primary School: Academy Trust This organisation will use funding to support 300 children to attend a Forest school. Funding will go towards minibus hire and fuel, use of the woodland and food.
30/06/2019 £160,650 ASPIRE OXFORDSHIRE COMMUNITY ENTERPRISE LIMITED No press summary is available in this release.
30/06/2019 £380,160 DAISY'S DREAM This organisation supports children and young people who have been bereaved or have a family member diagnosed with a serious illness. Funding will be used to continue its core work, supporting young people to move forward in a positive way.
30/06/2019 £207,630 MERTON HOME TUTORING SERVICE The project will use the funding to deliver their free pre-entry ESOL classes and home tutoring service in Merton and to develop and test new approaches to their services. The funding will also allow them to reach additional groups such as migrants in low-income employment who cannot currently attend the day classes.
31/05/2019 £3,000 Burnside Community Group This group will purchase a range of equipment and materials to enable members to take part in regular arts and crafts sessions.
31/05/2019 £8,000 Portmoak Hall Committee This project will enable the group to replace the floor in their Village Hall near Scotlandwell.
31/05/2019 £9,965 Wild Sparks Outdoor Play CIC This group will deliver outdoor playgroup sessions and pop up play days for low income families in Eastern Perthshire.
31/05/2019 £9,575 TRIUMPH OVER PHOBIA (TOP UK) Project Summary : Triumph Over Phobia (TOP UK) will provide self-help groups for people experiencing phobias, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and other anxiety related disorders in Cardiff and South Wales. This grant for £9,575 will fund room hire, travel expenses, volunteer recruitment and training, session resources, development director salary, and administration costs.
31/05/2019 £9,800 Community Growing Teesside The funding will be used to develop a rundown area of land into a community growing space using recycled materials, and managed my groups including refugees, with the aim of aiding their integration and improve wellbeing.
31/05/2019 £5,020 Hangleton and Knoll Community Action The funding will be used to design, print and distribute leaflets to the local community and hold a launch event, raising awareness of local services and activities. The project aims to improve communications, reduce isolation and bring the community together.
31/05/2019 £8,970 Haverhill Cupcakes Club The organisation will provide weekly baking sessions for the community to help bring the community together and reduce isolation for older people. The project will also include two nurseries and they will hold an end of project Bake Off celebration.
31/05/2019 £10,000 Sunderland Community Action Group CIC The funding will provide after school cooking and multi sports activities for local families, with the aim of improving community cohesion and reducing isolation.
31/05/2019 £4,750 Sing Your Heart Out (Norwich Group) The organisation will continue to provide group harmony singing sessions for to help improve participant’s mental health, and also reduce loneliness, in a non-judgmental, supportive, safe and fun environment.
31/05/2019 £9,975 SPINA BIFIDA, HYDROCEPHALUS, INFORMATION, NETWORKING, EQUALITY - SHINE The project will use funding to see the production of a series of videos detailing real life stories of members dealing with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus at key stages of life for use with other parents. This will enable them to be more informed, share knowledge and feel less isolated.
31/05/2019 £9,183 AGE UK GATESHEAD LIMITED The funding will help secure a greater premises to help reach a higher number of older people in the area.
31/05/2019 £9,500 ORMSIDE MILL RESIDENTIAL CENTRE LIMITED The funding will be used to provide residential adventurous activities, for young people from low and no income households, where participants will learn new skills, whilst socialising and engaging with people from different communities, with the aim of reducing crime and anti-social behaviour amongst young people.
31/05/2019 £9,000 CLUB 66 BOYS CLUB The funding will provide a lead youth worker to manage a club which is used extensively by young people in the local community who are at risk of anti-social behaviour. The project aims to provide positive diversionary activities to enable these young people to fulfil their potential.
31/05/2019 £9,390 SPRINGHEAD MANAGEMENT COMPANY LTD The charity will relay badly damaged paths which provide access to the rear of the building and to an annexe, with the aim of ensuring access for all to the full range of activities at the centre.
31/05/2019 £10,000 RAIN RESCUE The funding aims to provide emotional support for people drawn into volunteering in response to personal circumstances.
31/05/2019 £9,951 ST ELIZABETH HOSPICE (SUFFOLK) The organisation will provide a weekend respite service, providing short breaks for young people transitioning from children hospice care to adult hospice care.
31/05/2019 £99,410 Davinas Ark Davinas Ark supports people affected by addiction and their families in Newry and the surrounding areas. They also work to reduce the stigma associated with addiction. They are using a £99,410 grant over two years to run addiction recovery programmes. This includes one-to-one counselling, both men and women only support groups, and education programmes to increase awareness and educate people to better understand addiction. They are also running a family support programme.
31/05/2019 £10,000 Cherry Tree School: Academy The funding will be used to create a play resource which will provide early years children and children from the local community with activities which will develop creative and social skills.
31/05/2019 £10,000 McMillan Nursery School The nursery school will establish an after-hours club for parents and their children to come and enjoy time playing together. The project aims to promote inclusiveness through play and friendly interaction.
31/05/2019 £9,970 West Midlands Mantle of the Expert Network The funding will be used to deliver an intergenerational support group for young people. The project aims to develop resilience in young people and build up relationships between generations.
31/05/2019 £6,000 Together We Grow The funding will be used to provide a variety of activities for asylum seekers and refugees. This will help reduce participants social isolation and improve wellbeing.
31/05/2019 £9,957 BEIS YAAKOV LONDON SEMINARY The project will use the funding to deliver a programme of interactive activities, promoting wellbeing and healthy nutrition, and a health retreat trip for local young people.
31/05/2019 £9,600 HIGHGATE UNITED REFORMED CHURCH CHARITY The funding will be used to update and make the kitchen safe in the local community hub.
31/05/2019 £10,000 Birmingham Open Spaces Forum The funding will be used to deliver a range of events for young people. The project aims to develop positive attitudes towards the use and care of parks in the local areas by young people.
31/05/2019 £10,000 HOME-START HIGH PEAK The funding will be used to employ a part time administrator. This will enable the organisation to expand its range of support services and improve the efficiency of the organisation.
31/05/2019 £9,570 BART'S CITY LIFE SAVER The project aims to train people on how to effectively use defibrillators and deliver first aid to save lives and the funding will be used to subsidise first aid training for people unable to pay.
31/05/2019 £8,988 ZEST-HEALTH FOR LIFE LIMITED The funding will be used to deliver a programme of cooking sessions for people of all ages from diverse backgrounds. This will enable people to get together and share positive experiences while building new friendships.
31/05/2019 £10,000 ACTA COMMUNITY THEATRE LTD. The funding will be used to deliver creative workshops for elderly people at risk of social isolation. The project aims to reduce loneliness and improve mental health and wellbeing.
31/05/2019 £9,929 Spring To Life C.I.C. The funding will be used to design and deliver consultation in the community for wellbeing services. The project aims to establish community desires for expanding and improving service provision.
31/05/2019 £9,110 Evolve Nottingham CIC The funding will be used to run family cooking sessions, basic IT training for older people and community crafting activities. The project aims to bring people together to reduce isolation and develop life skills.
31/05/2019 £242,091 Home-Start in East Lancashire This project will expand the existing activities of Home-Start Rossendale, Burnley and Hyndburn supporting parents with at least one child under five struggling with financial deprivation, isolation, mental illness, disability, domestic violence and engaging with services. Volunteers with parental experience will provide support in family homes.
31/05/2019 £10,000 Gypsy & Traveller Empowerment Hertfordshire The funding will be used to deliver training to an established team of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller ambassadors teaching them to use different forms of media. The training includes supporting participants to report and remove online hate-crime and create short films of positive stories and stereotypes which will be publicised via social media.
31/05/2019 £5,700 Re-open Newcastle Turkish Baths The funding will help with the re-brand of the soon to open Turkish Baths to help celebrate its history, and encourage more members of the community to use the facilities.
31/05/2019 £200,000 BRADFORD CYRENIANS LIMITED The funding will provide services such as housing and support for men experiencing domestic abuse, people with a history of rough sleeping/homelessness, and people with a history of offending. They aim to help individuals break negative cycles and raise their aspirations.
31/05/2019 £10,000 GUJARAT HINDU SOCIETY, PRESTON The company will deliver open sessions at their temple and at community venues including schools. The sessions will help non-Hindus become more aware of what it means to be a Hindu in terms of religion, culture and identity with the aim of establishing mutual respect between communities.
31/05/2019 £9,950 THE WALK TO FREEDOM FOUNDATION The organisation will use the funding to run new activity sessions and social groups to help bring people together and reduce isolation in the community.
31/05/2019 £10,000 WONDERFULLY MADE WOMAN The funding will be used to train women from black and minority ethnic communities who have experienced domestic abuse to interview others with a focus on celebrating women and their achievements. Participants will produce two magazines to share the things women want to celebrate about their lives. The project aims to help women to improve their resilience, reduce isolation and celebrate womanhood.
31/05/2019 £9,778 NEW NOTE PROJECTS The project will use funding to deliver rehabilitation programme for a self-help group of people recovering from the effects of drink and drugs addiction, mental health issues, homelessness, prison and social isolation by being taught to play the guitar and give a live performance with a group of people affected by similar struggles in their life and personal circumstances.
31/05/2019 £9,630 DOVER SMART PROJECT The funding will be used to work with six local communities to design and create artworks that will improve public spaces that are often neglected and affected by anti-social behaviour. The project aims to work with the community including schools and community centres to enhance the local area through positive creative activities.
31/05/2019 £9,989 YAPTON AND FORD VILLAGE HALL The funding will be used to set up a community cinema within their village hall. The project aims to improve the facilities they provide for local residents, provide an opportunity for people to socialise and reduce isolation.
31/05/2019 £10,000 THE DAVENHAM PLAYERS The funding will be used to extend the theatre building and replace toilets with disabled-compliant ones. The project aims to reconfigure the space to meet an identified need for more community accessible facilities in the village.
31/05/2019 £10,000 HORWICH HERITAGE The charity will run an after-school project for older primary age children to explore the towns heritage and construct a model of the town as it is now.
31/05/2019 £9,949 BRANDON CARRSIDE YOUTH AND COMMUNITY PROJECT The funding will be used to continue to deliver a programme of summer activities for young people, and involve them in helping to deliver community events.
31/05/2019 £9,950 OXFORD AGAINST CUTTING The funding will be used run workshops in secondary schools covering the topic of Honour Based Abuse to school staff and pupils in year 7 and 8. The project aims to raise awareness of subject and influence change.
31/05/2019 £171,275 YMCA Glenrothes This group will re-develop the back courts of the homeless accommodation in Alexander Road, Glenrothes into a Healthy Living Garden to benefit the residents of the accommodation, the residents of the female homeless accommodation in the South Parks area of Glenrothes and the residents of the Our Place area in Fife.
31/05/2019 £9,340 Kilmore Ever Youthful The organisation, based in Portadown, supports local older people. They are using a grant of £9,340 to celebrate the group’s 10th anniversary through a series of excursions, social activities and classes, including flower arranging, cookery classes, a lobster hatchery tour, a trip to the theatre, a Christmas lunch and a celebration event.
31/05/2019 £10,000 Forres Primary School The project will develop an unused area of the school field into a sensory garden, allotment and seating area. This will enable them to improve access to outdoor facilities to those who attend the school as well as other children and people living in the community, those with disabilities, local groups and charities.
31/05/2019 £10,000 Holy Family Catholic Primary School Funding for the organisation will develop a small wooded space in the school grounds in to an accessible nature area for the local community. The project aims to improve access to local green spaces and improve community cohesion.
31/05/2019 £384,223 Dumfries and Galloway Council This group will use the funding to develop Glentrool Park in Lochside for the benefit of the local community in Lochside and Lincluden, the Our Place area in Dumfries. It will develop play and recreational facilities including a pump track, play park, MUGA, nature garden and improved paths.
31/05/2019 £9,983 Sefton Council The funding will be used to run weekly music sessions for young children and their parents in local libraries. The project is led by volunteers from the local communities and will give members the chance to develop skills in leading diverse, community-led activities.
31/05/2019 £8,888 In Di Go Dedicated Care and support CIC The funding will be used to run an independent living skills project for young people with a learning disability or Autism. The project aims to reduce the social isolation that young people can face as well as build their confidence and self-esteem.
31/05/2019 £9,482 Cardea Ltd The organisation will run a pilot scheme to support people with hoarding conditions with the aid of improving their mental health and enabling them to live independently in their homes without fear of eviction.
31/05/2019 £8,516 Incredible Edible Knowsley CIC The company will enable people from the community to grow food for themselves and others and work with adult social care and young offenders. The project aims to bring the community together around the growing and sharing of food.
31/05/2019 £10,000 Friends of The Den This group will purchase and install a wide slide at The Haughs recreation park in Turriff. This is part of a larger project to upgrade the play equipment so that the park can cater to a wide range of abilities.
31/05/2019 £6,750 Essex Senior Football League The funding will be used to deliver sports activities that are designed to address localised issues surrounding violent street crime. The project aims to create pathways to volunteering and provide positive community engagement.
31/05/2019 £10,000 Shumba Arts The funding will be used to deliver community events centred around African drumming and cultural activities. The project aims to promote integration and cultural diversity, as well as improve mental health and wellbeing in this rurally isolated area.
31/05/2019 £9,900 Volunteer Burnley The funding will be used to run a volunteer development programme. The project aims to develop skills and provide activities for the local community which benefit their wellbeing.
31/05/2019 £10,000 Ashton United Community Club The funding will be used to provide awareness sessions and training for local families that have children living with a mental health condition. The project aims to raise awareness of mental health among children and promote positive behaviours.
31/05/2019 £250,446 NETWORK FOR AFRICA No press summary is available in this release.
31/05/2019 £9,948 WINGS OF HOPE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION The funding will be used to deliver extra-curricular educational support activities that are designed to meet the needs of homeless children from minority communities. The project aims to improve life chances and opportunities for learning.
31/05/2019 £9,643 SOUTH WYE DEVELOPMENT TRUST LIMITED The funding will be used to purchase new IT equipment to improve the facilities for the local community.
31/05/2019 £10,000 WELSHAMPTON PARISH HALL The funding will be used to replace the windows and doors at the parish hall to create a safe and warm community space.
31/05/2019 £9,840 CONNECTED CHARITABLE FOUNDATION The funding will be used to deliver leadership workshops for young people. The project aims to improve participants’ interpersonal skills and encourage them to build community relationships.
31/05/2019 £9,800 BROMSGROVE & REDDITCH CIRCUIT OF THE METHODIST CHURCH The funding will be used to create a community garden. The project aims to provide a space where local people can participate in events and activities.
31/05/2019 £8,950 DANCE IN DEVON LIMITED The funding will be used to run dance sessions for older people and intergenerational events. The project aims to improve physical fitness and build social relationships.
31/05/2019 £9,240 TORBAY ADVICE NETWORK The funding will be used to train volunteers to help support people through the different stages of claiming disability benefits. The project aims to improve independent living.
31/05/2019 £9,180 ASPLEY PARTNERSHIP The funding will be used to deliver a programme of activities and social excursions for older people. This will enable participants to get together, share experiences and create new friendships.
31/05/2019 £9,520 POSITIVE WEST MIDLANDS The project will train people with lived experience of the difficulties people with HIV face to become peer mentors. Alongside this, the project will maintain an accessible and safe space for their members, and provide activities to improve wellbeing and bring people together.
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