All Funds will remain open, and where needed, will be more focused on COVID-19 recovery, with shorter grants and a quicker turnaround.

Our most popular and easiest to access fund, National Lottery Awards for All Scotland, will remain open and unchanged. As will Young Start, our fund supporting youth-led work for young people aged 8-24.

Our Improving Lives fund remains open and will be quicker to access. We will focus on making smaller, shorter grants. From October 1 2020 the maximum Improving Lives grant will be £200,000 for up to three years. We are reviewing how we can expand our criteria to help support recovery from COVID-19.

Our Community-Led Activity fund remains open. We’re also reviewing this fund to make sure it remains relevant to the current situation.

We’re prioritising COVID-19 responses across all our funds– but we are also funding lots of non-COVID-19 related work, so you can still apply for that too.

National Lottery Community Fund Scotland: https://bigblogscotland.org.uk/2020/09/09/keeping-our-funds-open-2020/