The National Lottery Community Fund – Growing Great Ideas Programme (UK)

The National Lottery Community Fund’s Growing Great Ideas Fund has £25 million available to fund projects that support long-term societal change and are future-focussed. The National Lottery Community Fund wants to invest in different combinations of people, communities, networks and organisations over the long term that demonstrate an ability to seed and grow alternative systems, develop and test new ways of building a stronger civil society, and to learn and adapt as they go. This could involve developing new ideas on how the economy could work or how society could be organised. Charities, CICs, CIOs, and voluntary, community and other not-for-profit organisations are invited to apply for grants of up to £150,000. The minimum length for projects is two years. Funding can be available for up to ten years in some circumstances. Applications can be submitted at any time. Click here