Awards for all

Awards for All offers grants of between £300 and £10,000 for grass roots and community activity that aims to improve life for local people and neighbourhoods. It doesn't have a deadline and you can apply at any time. 

It is the Big Lottery's most popular grants programme so they prioritise groups with smaller incomes. Due to high demand on the programme, organisations that have a large annual income may not be able to get funding through Awards for All. 

Application Process: 

  1. Please read this guidance document first (PDF 650KB).
  2. Save the application form (PDF 700KB) to your computer and open it with the latest version of Adobe Reader. Do not use Preview or any other application. Please note we are no longer able to accept older versions of the application form.
  3. The easiest way is to fill in the form within the file itself you don't need to print it off, unless you prefer to send it by post.
  4. Email or post the completed application form to us.

The decision process will take about ten weeks.

If you need more information, please contact us on: or call the advice team on 0345 4 10 20 30. Text relay users, please use 18001 plus 0345 4 10 20 30.