Every project we fund must:
Need is the term we use to describe a problem or issue, or situation where something needs to change to make things better for a person, group of people or environment.
- Involve the people who will benefit from the project in planning and running the project
- Achieve one or more of the following four outcomes.
- People have better chances in life, with better access to training and development to improve their life skills.
- Stronger communities, with more active citizens working together to tackle their problems.
- Improved rural and urban environments, which communities are better able to access and enjoy.
- Healthier and more active people and communities.
You can apply for funding for a revenue or smaller capital project if you’re a voluntary and or community organisation, school, local authority, not for profit organisation or social enterprise.
Use our eligibility checker to find out if you can apply for large capital funding of between £100,000 and £500,000.
Reaching Communities funds projects that help people and communities that are most in need. To support this aim Reaching Communities buildings will only support buildings or sites based in the most deprived ‘Lower Super Output Areas’ (LSOAs) in England.
Following a review of the programme in November 2011, the following LSOAs are eligible to apply:
- the most deprived 20% of LSOA’s categorised as urban
- the most deprived 20% of LSOA’s categorised as rural (town and fringe)
- the most deprived 50% of LSOA’s categorised as rural (village/hamlets/isolated dwellings)
You can only apply if your organisation is an unincorporated association, incorporated association, trust or company set up and registered as a charity, an unincorporated association set up as a voluntary and community group, a community interest company, a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee, a community benefit society or a town or parish council.
Reaching Communities funds projects that help people and communities most in need. Projects can be new or existing, or be the core work of your organisation.
Call our national helpline for advice on 0845 410 20 30.