Published On: Tue, Jun 16th, 2015

Big Lottery Fund’s International Communities Programme

Big Lottery Fund’s International Communities programme aims to help disadvantaged communities around the world. The major purpose of this programme is to bring real improvements to communities and the lives of people most in need.

Grants from £300 to over £500,000 to organisations ranging from small local groups to major national charities.

Focus Areas

Programme Objectives

  • Improve primary education for the most disadvantaged girls and boys
  • Improve health for the most disadvantaged people
  • Improve access to and use of natural resources to benefit the most disadvantaged people
  • Improve ability for the most disadvantaged people to exercise their human rights
  • Improve livelihoods for the most disadvantaged people by enabling communities in need, both rural and urban, to reduce poverty in a sustainable way

Eligibility Criteria

International Communities is open to UK based non-governmental organisations and voluntary and community sector organisations working with overseas partner(s) in Africa, Asia (including some Pacific and Central Asian countries), the Middle East, Central and South America, the Caribbean, and parts of Eastern Europe (excluding EU member countries and acceding countries).

How to Apply

Applicants can apply by completing the attached expression of interest application form. Successful applicants will be invited to submit a stage two application form.

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