Priorities/details: The aim of Reaching Communities is to fund projects that can help meet our aim of improving communities and the lives of people most in need. A community can be people living in a local area or those with similar interests or needs. All projects must address one or more of the following outcomes:

  • People have better chances in life, with better access to training and development to improve their life skills
  • Stronger communities, with more active citizens, working together to tackle their problems
  • Improved rural and urban environments, which communities are better able to access and enjoy
  • Healthier and more active people and communities

Who can apply: The Reaching Communities programme has two strands:

Reaching Communities funding is for projects that help people and communities most in need. Grants are available from £10,000 upwards and funding can last for up to 5 years.  Through this strand we can fund up to £100,000 for land, buildings or refurbishment capital costs.

If you need more than £100,000 for a land and/or buildings project you can apply through the Reaching Communities buildings strand

Application process: If you are applying for more than £500,000 you must contact us first to tell us why you believe a larger project is needed. Call the Big Advice line on 0845 410 2030.

Contact information: Tel: 0345 410 2030