National Lottery Awards for All will be doubling the amount groups can apply for from £10,000 to £20,000 and doubling the term from 1 year to 2 years with these changes coming into effect from Autumn this year.

The UK’s largest community funder unveils its new strategy and first new funding moves. The strategic shift sees a significant boost for grassroots community groups while The National Lottery Community Fund says a focus going forward will be on four key missions where it wants its funding to make the biggest impact:

‘Turbo charging’ support for grassroots: doubling the amount and term of funding available through flagship small grants programme, National Lottery Awards for All £15 million for a new programme to connect communities as the funder seeks to tackle some of the big social issues facing UK communities today £9 million boost for climate action, one of the funder’s four key missions, bringing total investment this year to £35 million New strategy ‘It starts with community’ will underpin efforts to distribute at least £4 billion of National Lottery funding by 2030.


We have a calendar of free online training and well-being/information sessions coming up for carers in November and December. They are all free online sessions.

Attached is information and posters to circulate to carers amongst your networks and through your communication channels.  All posters are bilingual.

You can also find information and how to book on the sessions on our website :–

November: November Sessions | Carers Wales (carersuk.org)

December: Upcoming MeTime events | Carers Wales (carersuk.org)

Do you have responsibility for safeguarding/safeguarding training ? if so, then this webinar is for you!

16 November 2023 | 11.00 am – 12.00 pm

A Safeguarding Week webinar to revisit the National Safeguarding Training Standards and hear about the new Framework for training implementation in Wales.

The webinar will cover:

  • The key points within the National Safeguarding Training Standards
  • What is new in the Training Framework?
  • What does this mean for voluntary organisations?
  • How might this strengthen our approach to safeguarding training and learning?

This webinar will be suitable for those staff, volunteer leads and trustees who have responsibility for safeguarding/safeguarding training in their organisations.

To book your place click here  Safeguarding Week Webinar 2023 | Gweminar Wythnos Ddiogelu 2023 Tickets, Thu 16 Nov 2023 at 11:00 | Eventbrite

Specialist programme

This programme is for small, local, specialist charities supporting people facing complex issues.

Under this programme we will support charities to strengthen their capacity and capabilities and become more resilient through a range of tailored development support offers alongside a three-year unrestricted grant of £75,000.

We will support small charities with an annual income between £25,000 to £500,000 where the main focus of your charity is to provide support for one of the eight themes outlined below. 


Asylum Seekers and Refugees

Care Leavers

Domestic Abuse



Sexual abuse & Exploitation

Trafficking and modern slavery

We will open for applications from Wednesday, 1 November 2023, 10am.

We’ll be hosting a webinar on Monday, 9 November 2023, 10:30am to 12:00pm where we’ll discuss the eligibility for this programme and answer questions. If you’d like to join, please register here https://www.lloydsbankfoundation.org.uk/about-us/specialist-programme-nov-2023-webinar



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