Big Lottery Fund’s Hardship Action Plan

The Big Lottery Fund Scotland is keen to respond to growing levels of hardship and is exploring options for how they can support organisations working with individuals and families in urgent need and crisis. They have therefore identified the following as current key areas that they could support frontline organisations to deliver:

  • Welfare advice & rights
  • Financial skills & services
  • Food poverty, food banks & breakfast clubs
  • Clothing, starter packs & household goods
  • Affordable energy

They are looking to respond to hardship quickly and are therefore working to support these types of projects within their existing funding portfolio including:

  • Support 21 Century Life
  • Life Transitions
  • Awards for All
  • Communities and Families Fund

Starterpacks is a type of a project the Lottery are interested in funding

Organisations can apply for grants between £300 and £1 million depending on the programme you are applying to. They can fund projects for up to five years and can meet up to 100% of project costs. Depending on the programme they can also offer development funding to strengthen your project and ensure best fit between what you want to do and what Big Lottery Fund want to invest in.

We have started working with some of our clients to develop initiatives to help try and tackle hardship within their communities.  If you have an idea or issue you’d like to discuss then get in touch.

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