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Big Lottery Fund – Reaching Communities Timescales

Posted on 06 November 2017

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 BLF funding strands, including reaching communities. Please take a look at some of our case studies or get in touch if you would like to discuss support with planning and developing your funding bid.

Charity Fundraising Ltd Update

Posted on 18 April 2016

It has been a while since we last posted an update but it’s certainly not for lack of news! Our total funding raised for clients has shot up over the last year and now stands at over £29 Million! Read More

Charity Fundraising Ltd – Funding Update

Posted on 11 February 2015

£22 Million funding raised for our clients and ISO9001 re-certification

With news of a number of funding successes already in 2015, Charity Fundraising Ltd has flown past another Million marker to total £22 Million of funds raised for our clients! Read More

Fundraising Consultants Forum

Posted on 20 November 2014

The Association of Fundraising Consultants (AFC) Forum – Standards or Straitjackets?

Date: 02/12/2014

Location: Central London

‘Standards or Straitjackets?’ is an AFC event for consultants and others who are committed to the highest possible standards in voluntary sector fundraising consultancy. Our Director, Graham Parker, is a Director of AFC and he will participate in the programme. Those wishing to attend should please make their booking at the link below as soon as possible. Read More