The Big Lottery Fund distributes 40% of National Lottery good causes funding. The groups we fund are transforming communities and making a difference to people’s lives. To help applicants in Northern Ireland, we are sharing advice from our staff and successful projects.
Here is a roundup of ten top tips from our #BIGNIFunding campaign….
#1 You don’t need to have your pitch ready before you get in touch with us about your idea
#2 If you are applying to the Awards for All Northern Ireland programme, remember to attach a recent copy of a bank statement for the account the grant will be paid into.
#3 You don’t need to pay someone to fill in your form. Contact us if you need help!
#4 Talk to other groups in your area and see if you can work together to have the greatest impact.
#5 You don’t need to use buzzwords to make your application sound ‘better’. Answer the questions in your own words.
#6 Aileen from Off the Streets gives you her advice on putting young people in the lead.
#7 This will make you rethink your approach to planning a project – see our people in the lead film.
#8 Check out our very quick video guide about the application process for Awards for All.
#9 Hear from one of our successful projects about how to approach your #funding application.
#10 Read the guidance carefully. Contact us if you need advice.