The programme seeks to fund ideas that enable communities to thrive by creating the conditions, infrastructure and social fabric that enable better and longer lasting ways of bringing people and communities together. This will be achieved by supporting:
- Bold and experimental responses to bringing people together using new, or new combinations of approaches.
- New projects or projects that build on existing work.
- A range of projects reflecting a mix of communities and places from across the UK.
It is expected that most of the funding will go to projects requesting between £200,000 and £500,000. There will be a smaller number of awards for projects above £500,000.