From Putting Communities First:
In my companion piece, Strategy Renewal – What Have We Heard So Far? I share a snapshot of what we’ve heard during the first few months of our strategy renewal process. I would again like to extend a big thank you to all those who have joined the conversation so far. Your ideas and experiences are really helping us shape how we will invest in communities in the coming years. This is a time for reimagining and exploring new possibilities, and we’re delighted to have you with us as we take this journey.
This comes at an exciting time for The National Lottery Community Fund, but also at a challenging time for communities across the UK. Rest assured – while we are in listening mode, we also remain steadfast and focused on achieving our commitment of ensuring National Lottery funding makes the greatest possible difference.
If you want more information about the difference National Lottery funding makes, our Putting Communities First – Impact Report provides a comprehensive and powerful picture of our funding between 2016-2021. With £3.4 billion of community funding awarded, 72,000 community groups supported, and an incredible 290,000 volunteers mobilised – it truly demonstrates why it is so important our future strategy remains fit-for-purpose to have the greatest possible reach and impact.