Local Connections Fund – Round 2

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This is the second round of the Local Connections Fund, a £4 million investment designed to help small charities and community groups working to reduce loneliness by building community connections across England.

The National Lottery Community Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK, is investing £2 million into this second round of funding. This will be used to fund hundreds of ‘microgrants’ between £300 and £2,500, so small, local organisations (with an annual income of £50,000 or less) can bring people and communities together.

By a ‘community’, we mean people:

·         living in the same area – like a city, town or street
·         who share characteristics – like beliefs, values, interests or faith
·         who can be grouped together in some other way.

Two rounds of funding

The Local Connections Fund has been split into two equal rounds of funding. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) provided the first £2 million, which was distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund and completed at the end of March 2021.

The second round of funding is provided by The National Lottery Community Fund.

If you received funding in Round 1, you will not be eligible for funding in Round 2.

Funding size

£300 to £2,500

Total available

£2 million in Round 2 – successful applicants must have completed their project and spent their grant by 30 November 2021

Application deadline

Applications open – 28 June 2021 at 10am

Applications close – 6 August 2021 at 5pm


Read the full article here:
The National Lottery Community Fund (tnlcommunityfund.org.uk)