Further £2 million made available through the Local Connections Fund

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The National Lottery Community Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK, is pleased to announce that from 28 June, grassroots charities and community groups tackling loneliness in England will be able to apply for a share of £2 million of National Lottery funding to support their work.

The funding is made available through the second round of the Local Connections Fund, a joint £4 million funding programme from the Government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) and The National Lottery Community Fund. The fund was set up to give small community groups with an income of less than £50,000 the support needed to tackle loneliness and isolation by helping people feel more connected.

For more information and for application eligibility and guidelines, visit the Local Connections Funds website