The Big Lottery Fund Awards for All Scotland programme has re-opened to applications. It halted to new applications in May to focus on grants relating to building the Commonwealth Games legacy.
Some changes have been made to the programme, including:
- renewed focus on funding smaller organisations with an annual turnover of less than £250k. Schools will be unaffected by this change
- priority for organisations that have not received funding from Awards for All Scotland in the previous three years
- priority for projects where beneficiaries are mainly BME, disabled, LGBT, older or carers.
The application process has also been streamlined by reducing the amount of information required and incorporating the guidance notes into the form so it will take less time for an organisation to complete the application.
The new version of the application form can be downloaded from the Big Lottery website.