The National Lottery Community Fund Strategy 2023 – 2030
It starts with community
Social connections and community activities are at the heart of creating healthier, happier lives and a flourishing society. That’s why The National Lottery Community Fund supports amazing community-led projects. And why we’re looking to make a bigger difference in the years ahead, by listening and responding to communities and by focusing on supporting bolder change.
Thanks to National Lottery players, we plan to distribute at least £4 billion of funding by 2030. Supporting projects that will create resilient communities that are more inclusive and environmentally sustainable. Projects that will strengthen society and improve lives across the UK.
Strategy 2023 at a glance
They support activities that create resilient communities that are more inclusive and environmentally sustainable – activities that will strengthen society and improve lives across the UK.
It starts with community.
Their community-led missions and what They’ll achieve by 2030
Support communities to connect by:
• creating accessible, welcoming places, both physical and virtual, for people to meet
• initiating engaging and inclusive activities that support connections within and between groups of people
• enabling people from all backgrounds to shape the future of their communities
• cultivating an increased sense of belonging.
Support environmentally sustainable communities that:
• reduce carbon emissions and negative environmental impact
• create positive environmental impacts
• establish equality of access to the natural environment
• improve the quality of natural spaces.
Enable children and young people to thrive by:
• creating opportunities for children and young people from all backgrounds to enjoy community experiences
• helping children and young people shape the decisions that affect them and their communities
• providing children and young people access to safe spaces to play, participate, socialise and get support.
Enable people to live healthier lives by:
• helping reduce health inequalities
• increasing opportunities for community participation to shape better health services
• taking a preventative approach to health.
• An equity-based approach to tackle inequality
• Supporting communities to build from their strengths
• Supporting what matters most to different communities
• Flexible grant making model with small one-off grants starting from £300 up to £20,000, to longer term grants and strategic significant partnership investments.
• impact focused
For full details please see TNL webpage here https://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/about/our-strategy