Funding news

19/01/05 - Lottery transition policy 'crass'

Lottery funding will be reduced to a trickle for an indefinite period after the Community Fund closes for applications on 31 May.

The Big Lottery Fund has admitted that no grant programmes except the Young People's Fund have yet been put in place to take over from the Community Fund.

The funding pause could last for several months, jeopardising the future of many organisations that have become dependent on the Community Fund. Other programmes will be announced, but no dates have been given so far.