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National lottery bids, or national lottery tenders, are grants given by the National Lottery to organisations in the UK in order to provide aid to their communities.
Often, the National Lottery will fund a community’s necessity for:
Depending on the size of the grant, will determine how a bid is written. For example, applying for funding of less than £10,000 holds different requirements than funding of more than £10,000, which is usually more complex.
This is why it is vital to make sure your bid writer has the experience and expertise to write for both large and small grants. At Hudson, our writers are experts at writing winning bids which meet the funding needs of the buyer.
With over 60 years of experience and over £300m value of funding and grants secured in 2020, you can be certain that we know what we’re doing!
No, various organisations in many sectors (including the third sector) can apply for lottery funding. This includes:
Simply put, you must be a registered group/organisation to apply for lottery funding.
The National Lottery does not accept applications for funding from individuals. So, this means that the following are usually denied:
However, this depends on their programme. If you fall under any of these categories, you may not be entirely ruled out!
As the National Lottery only accepts projects in the UK, your project must be delivered in either:
Also, it is important to note that all projects available across the UK are those which align with the government’s objectives. In other words, all projects outside the government’s statutory responsibility.
The National Lottery offer funding from £300 to £10,000 to support UK-wide communities.
As of February 2023, the National Lottery is inviting applications for the following programmes:
The National Lottery Awards for All programme is suitable for voluntary/community organisations. This programme is offering funding between £300 and £10,000 for up to a year.
You can also only apply for one grant, per country in the UK, at a given time. You must wait for your grant to close before applying for another.
Note: Organisations with a large annual income are less likely to be guaranteed funding.
The National Lottery offers to fund opportunities above £10,000. As of February 2023, the National Lottery are inviting applications for the following programmes:
These programmes are UK-wide and offer a funding size of over £50,000.
You will be asked to provide contact details. Most importantly, you will be asked to provide the names, contact details and dates of birth of two unrelated people from your organisation.
You must not be:
Note: Alongside this, you will also need to provide organisation details, accounting details and bank statements.
The National Lottery can/do support applications that involve schools; however, they must have evidence of providing a wider community benefit.
The benefit to students, parents and teachers is not considered as a significant involvement or wider benefit to their community.
Note: Usually, the National Lottery will fund extras to a school’s normal curriculum activities which benefit the wider community.
As previously mentioned…at Hudson, we are expert grant writers!
Whatever size grant, we can help you. So, if you’re considering applying for funding opportunities, contact us for a free consultation and support with the tendering process!
Alternatively, have a look at our virtual learning environment, Tender VLE, the first of its kind to provide advice and tips on all things tendering.
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