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Meet the Funder – National Lottery Community Fund – Online ZOOM event

If your organisation makes positive changes to Buckinghamshire communities and helps them to thrive, and you are looking to apply for funding with the National Lottery Community Fund, join us for our next FREE Meet the Funder event on 19th May (3 – 4.30pm) when you have the opportunity to meet your local funding officer.

What you will take away from this event

This session will give you a greater understanding of what it is like to work with a national funder, in this case the National Lottery Community Fund. It will increase your knowledge in what makes a good application and give you an insight into how national funders are looking to support smaller local charities and not for profit organisations.

We will be joined on this session by Sarah Elliott, National Lottery Community Fund’s Funding Officer for the Thames Valley region, who will provide further information about its funding opportunities and give you some key hints and tips about how you can make the most of your application.

The National Lottery Community Fund is currently open for funding applications, and charities and CICs can apply for either its Awards for All Programme (£300 -£10,000) or its Reaching Communities Programme (£10,000+). Please refer to its website for more detailed information about its grants.

Next steps

If your organisation serves Buckinghamshire and you would like to join this Meet the Funder session, please read the information about the National Lottery Community Fund’s eligibility criteria before booking your place. Please note that places are limited to 25 and that priority will be given to charities and not-for-profit organisations which have not previously been successful with the National Lottery Community Fund.

For any questions about this event please contact 0300 1111 250 or 

Further funding resources can be found on our dedicated Funding support for groups page, or book a one-to-one funding and governance advice session with one of our VCSE officers.

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