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7 things you didn’t know about People and Places

October 26, 2015

Untitled design (2)Our People and Places grant programme has been going since 2007, it provides grants of £5,001 to £1 million to projects in Wales and has an annual budget of £17.8 million to fund capital and revenue projects that cover the areas of health, education, environment and the community.

Through this programme we can fund local projects and projects that operate in more than one geographical area, regionally or throughout Wales. You can read about some of our awarded projects here.

We are constantly listening to customer feedback, and in line with your views we have made some changes to the programme, application form and guidance notes.

Here is our summary of the changes:

  1. The Stage 1 application form now has a word count limit
  1. Applicants will be able to apply for 5 years funding, where previously they could apply for up to 3 years
  1. Projects requesting funds of over £500,000 will no longer need to demonstrate they are being innovative.
  1. Our Land and Building guidance has been updated.
  1. Our guidance on applying for a Capital Development Grant has been made clearer.
  1. The amount for capital development grants has increased. Applicants will be able to apply for a Capital Development Grant for up to 10 per cent of your total costs, up to a maximum value of £50,000.
  1. These changes took effect from the 12 October 2015.

What can you apply for?

The programme is fairly flexible, and you can ask us to fund any cost directly associated with running your project. This can include volunteer costs, staff salaries, IT equipment, venue hire, monitoring and evaluation, building works, refurbishments costs- the list goes on!

Submitting an application

There are no deadlines on the programme. Once you have submitted your Stage 1 Application you will hear a decision within 30 working days – either inviting you to submit a Stage 2 full application, or providing feedback as to why we have turned down your request for funding.

For more info

If you are thinking of applying to the Programme and would like to find out more, visit our website, send us an email enquiries.wales@biglotteryfund.org.uk  or give us a call 0300 123 0735. If you have a hearing impairment you can contact us using text relay on 18001 plus 0300 123 0735.

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