Big Lottery Fund – Reaching Communities Timescales - Charity Fundraising

Posted on 06 November 2017 by | Category Voluntary Sector News & Views

If you are planning a Reaching Communities application to Big Lottery Fund then make sure you factor in current timescales. High application volume has seen their response times increase to at least 14 weeks for stage one and at least four months for stage two bids.

Reaching Communities is BLF’s flagship main grants fund for projects in England. Grants are available of between £10K – £500K.

Funding is focused on projects that support:

  • Lasting and sustainable changes to places and spaces
  • Communities to develop happier and stronger relationships with each other
  • Taking action to focus on the root causes of social problems to tackle them at the earliest possible stage.

Our fundraising consultants have a fantastic track record in securing funding from a whole range of Lottery funding strands, including reaching communities. Please take a look at our Lottery Bid Writing Service, some of our case studies or get in touch if you would like to discuss support with planning and developing your funding bid.