The National Lottery Community Fund Strategy 2023 – 2030

7 June 2023


The National Lottery Community Fund has shared their bold new strategy to 2030 – "It starts with community."

As the UK’s largest community funder, they’ve listened to 18,000 people and organisations to understand where their funding can make the biggest impact to strengthen society and improve lives. 

They will distribute at least £4 billion of #NationalLottery funding by 2030 to tackle the big issues facing the UK today and focus their funding, learning and efforts on four community-led missions. 

They will support communities to:come together; be environmentally sustainable; help children and young people to thrive; and enable people to live healthier lives. 

As part of the announcement, they are also doubling down on their commitment to grassroots projects through their flagship small grants programme, National Lottery Awards for All, by doubling the size and term of the funding available. 

They will also make funding available for new ideas that support their missions this year – £15 million for a new programme to connect communities, opening later this summerand a £9 million boost to their Climate Action Fund, taking the total investment in Climate Action to £35 million this year.   

The next chapter starts now and #ItStartsWithCommunity  

Explore the strategy here