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Awards for All Set to Change - Monday 3 November 2008

Changes are to be made to the small grants scheme’s existing format when it comes to an end in March 2009.

Currently Awards for All England is a joint Lottery grants programme supported by Arts Council England, Big Lottery Fund, Heritage Lottery Fund and Sport England.

From 1 April 2009 each of the lottery distributors supporting the scheme will have their own small grants programmes up and running. Applications can still be made under the current arrangements until 31 March 2009.

The distributors will each run their own small grants programme as follows:

  • Big Lottery Fund will launch a new small grants programme on 1 April 2009 awarding grants of £300 to £10,000 to local communities in 2009-2010.
  • Sport England will provide small grants for sports ranging from £300 - £10,000 from 1 April 2009.
  • Arts Council England will provide small grants through their existing ‘Grants for the arts’ programme, supporting awards between £1,000 and £100,000.
  • Heritage Lottery Fund small grants will be provided through the existing 'Your Heritage' (£3,000 to £50,000) and 'Young Roots’ (£3,000 to £25,000) schemes.

For further information contact the Big Lottery Fund Press Office: 020 7211 1888   

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