The National Lottery Community Fund’s Partnerships programme is intended for new or existing partnerships of community and voluntary organisations where everyone takes responsibility to work toward their shared goals together, while offering their own insights and perspectives. The National Lottery Community Fund calls this “generous leadership”.
Grants of over £10,000 are available for up to five years.
The aim of the programme is to encourage organisations to work in partnership to help their communities thrive by focusing on the bigger picture, rather than just what their organisation can do on its own. “Communities” can be people living in the same area, or people with similar interests or life experiences.
The funding can support different types of partnership, including:
- Cross-sector partnerships.
- Local place-based collaboration.
- Local and national organisations working together around a particular theme.