Funding news

30/03/05 - Big Lottery Fund Confirms New Funding Programmes for England

The Big Lottery Fund is announcing today (Wednesday) the first wave of funding within its new framework to deliver new funding programmes for 2005 - 2009, the first of which will be introduced later this year.

Demand-led programmes and streams will account for one third of all funding UK-wide. The Big Lottery Fund's themes and outcomes and the results from the public consultation will provide the policy framework, with the emphasis on projects identifying needs and offering solutions to local issues. The level of prescription will be minimal, allowing a very broad range of applicants and projects to apply. The Fund has also committed to the principle of full cost recovery and will provide funding for all relevant costs associated with delivering projects we support.