Big Lottery Fund simplifies Reaching Communities guidance

Alastair Dowlman
Primary interest
Funding and Fundraising

The February 2017 issue of Reading Borough Council’s Funding Digest features details of the Big Lottery Fund’s Reaching Communities programme, which has recently simplified its guidance.

Voluntary or community groups can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £500,000 to cover the costs of projects that improve communities by using local knowledge, strengths and assets to test and implement the ideas which matter most to communities, as well as sharing learning about what went well and what did not. Grants are available to cover all of the costs associated with delivering a project, including staff salaries, training, volunteer expenses, management costs, equipment, premises costs, monitoring and evaluation and overheads.

This is just one of the many grant and award programmes featured this month’s edition of Funding Digest. Visit our website for details about how to subscribe, free of charge, to this monthly publication, which is only available to Charities and Voluntary and Community organisations and groups working primarily for the benefit of residents and communities in the Borough of Reading.