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Local Connections Fund

Developing and sustaining community life.

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and the The National Lottery Community Fund are investing £2 million pounds each into the new Local Connections Fund. It will be used to fund hundreds of ‘microgrants’ of between £300 and £2500, so that small local organisations – with an annual income of £50,000 or less, can bring people and communities together, and reduce loneliness.

The funding will help to bring people together in safe and secure ways, including by covering the costs of technologies and equipment, to help people feel more connected within their communities. Funding can also be used to help strengthen organisations and their services, eg through training and development.

The deadline for applications is Tuesday 26th January 2021.

Find out more here: https://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/funding/programmes/local-connections-fund?fbclid=IwAR2NSB9Bn6522PilQM02Ed-6t4gNNguV5jslPaYDe2IZDxpEYOzpRrp76Q4#:~:text=The%20Local%20Connections%20Fund%20is,build%20connections%20across%20their%20communities