Funding news

13/07/05 - Charities count cost of Lottery giving holiday

Charities that rely on lottery money are facing a funding hiatus of several months while the Big Lottery Fund finalises its new grants programmes.

The last deadline for applications to the Community Fund was in May, and the last awards from that funding round will be announced in November.

The Big Lottery Fund is unable to say exactly when applications will open for its new grants programmes because it needs to wait for the Lottery Bill to be passed. But it intends that the majority of programmes will have been launched by April 2006.