Big Lottery Fund has recently been consulting and planning new funding programmes to be launched later this year.  In advance of this, they have announced that they will be closing Investing in Communities to Stage 1 applications as of midday on 30th June 2015.

This applies to all three Investing in Communities Investment Areas: Life Transitions, Supporting 21stCentury Life and Growing Community Assets.

Our other grants programmes Awards for All, Young Start, Communities and Families Fund and Investing in Ideas will remain open.

BIG anticipate a high volume of applications for Investing in Communities and as such have said there will be a higher bar for success, however, they do still hope to see a wide range of applications for remaining Investing in Communities funding in each of the Investment Areas.

Information on how they intend to prioritise new applications can be found on the BIG blog.