The Big Lottery Fund’s Partnerships programme makes grants for voluntary or community organisations who share responsibility and influence with others, who have a shared set of goals and values, and achieve their mission by starting with the bigger picture rather than just what their organisation can do on its own. The Big Lottery Fund calls this ‘generous leadership’.
Partnerships funding is specifically designed to support generous leadership and increased collaborative working, which starts with shared goals and values between different organisations and an understanding of the bigger picture.
The Big Lottery Fund can support organisations to develop and grow existing partnerships and also to encourage new types of partnership which build on your different skills and strengths.
The funding can support many different types of partnership, including:
- Cross-sector partnerships.
- Local place-based collaboration.
- Local and national organisations working together around a particular theme.
Grants of over £10,000 are available. The grants are awarded for up to five years. Find out more here: https://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/funding/programmes/partnerships-england#section-1