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Potential funding for Schools: Awards for All – The Big Lottery Fund

The Big Lottery Fund is responsible for distributing 40 per cent of the money raised by the National Lottery for good causes. Awards for All is our small grants programme which aims to help improve local communities and the lives of people most in need.

You can apply to Awards for All England if you are a voluntary and community organisation, a school, a parish or town council  or a health body, and for between £300 - £10,000.

Awards for All will pay for activities that will benefit the community, including:

  • putting on an event, activity or performance
  • buying new equipment or materials 
  • running training courses 
  • setting up a pilot project or starting up a new group 
  • carrying out special repairs or conservation work 
  • paying expenses for volunteers, costs for sessional workers or professional fees 
  • transport costs.


For more information, please follow the link here https://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/global-content/programmes/england/awards-for-all-england and the guidance notes can be downloaded here


Tyne & Wear Sport would be more than happy to speak about and discuss this funding stream with you and help with any application you would want to make on behalf of your school. We can support you with writing the bid whilst offering support and advice on what you may want the funding for?

For more information please contact Claire Lee on (0191) 4972326