Which is the Best Funding Body for You?

11015800_10153151375182690_789220297176969244_n Did you know the Big Lottery Fund is just one of  many organisations that distribute National Lottery money to Good Causes across Wales? Read on to find out which body you should apply to when thinking of your project:

Sports Wales


If your project will develop performance standards in sport and physical activity, as well as working toward a fitter, more active Wales, Sport Wales is the funding body for you!

Sport Wales aims to increase participation at the grassroots levels whilst supporting athletes who aspire to represent Wales on national and world platforms. UK Sport provides investment to enable Great Britain’s Olympic and Paralympic sports and athletes to achieve their full medal winning potential.

Heritage Lottery Fund

welsh heritage logoHeritage Fund Wales uncovers and supports community history, teaches individuals about their own heritage, and turns neglected areas into celebrated elements of local life.

If you need funding to preserve heritage sites for future generations; from museums, parks and historical buildings to cultural traditions and archaeology projects, The Heritage Lottery Fund Wales is the funder for you.

Arts Council of Wales


The Arts Council of Wales aims to provide everyone with the opportunity to experience and engage with the arts and support the creation of the best in great art.

From community Jazz festivals, to arts centres and the purchase of photographic equipment; if you wish to promote the arts in Wales, bring artistic culture to individuals and encourage creativity within communities, then the Arts Council Wales may be the funding body for you.

If you’re looking for funding to produce a film, the British Film Institute support film development, production and distribution activity in the UK.

The Big Lottery Fund

bi-logo-pink-large-jpg.jpgThe Big Lottery Fund supports a wide range of projects covering health, education, environment and the wider community, to support those who are most in need.

Health- We fund projects that focus on increasing people’s health and wellbeing, from support to individuals with life limiting illnesses including families and carers, support to older people with independent living and social exclusion to those wishing to encourage healthy lifestyles within their community.

Education- Our projects give people in your area the confidence to gain new skills and knowledge: from providing extra-curricular support to young people, teaching how to write job applications, to supporting lifelong learning projects that target disadvantaged groups.

Environment – We fund projects that engage communities with the environment to help them maintain and improve it and to create spaces that benefit people  in terms of reducing stress, increasing health and well being and engagement with the outdoors.

Does the Big Lottery Fund sounds like the funding body for you? Please see our ‘Funding Finder’ to find learn about all of our current funding programmes call our Advice Line on 0300 123 0735, or send us an email at enquiries.wales@biglotteryfund.org.uk


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