Million Hours Fund | Now Open for Applications

Deadline: This is a rolling fund, with a final closing date of 12 noon on 14 August 2023.

Up to £3 million is available through The National Lottery Community Fund’s (TNLCF’s) Awards for All England programme this summer thanks to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and National Lottery players. This is the first phase of funding of the Million Hours Fund, which totals £11 million up to March 2025.

Awards for All England welcomes applications for projects that will support young people primarily aged 11 to 18 (and up to 25 for young people with special educational needs and disabilities) starting during the 2023 school summer holidays. This funding will support a range of youth services offering a variety of positive activities for young people in eligible wards with the highest reported numbers of antisocial behaviour incidents.

For Liverpool, it is only for the following specific wards:

  • Croxteth
  • Everton
  • Fazakerley
  • Kensington
  • Picton
  • Princes Park
  • Riverside
  • Speke-Garston
  • Tuebrook and Stoneycroft.

Your project needs to be delivered by trusted adults, whether they are qualified youth workers/youth support workers or experienced volunteers, and provide open or targeted (for example, via youth faith groups) provision for young people. Whilst there is 12 months to spend the funding, this fund is designed to provide additional provision during the 2023 summer holidays, so we expect most spending to happen over the holiday period.

Funding size: £300 to £10,000, for up to one year.

You can apply if your organisation is a:

  • constituted voluntary or community organisation
  • constituted group or club
  • registered charity
  • charitable incorporated organisation (CIO)
  • not-for-profit company
  • community interest company (CIC)
  • school (as long as your project benefits and involves the communities around the school)
  • statutory body (including local authorities, town, parish and community council)
  • community benefit society.

For more information, please click here.

Deadline: This is a rolling fund, with a final closing date of 12 noon on 14 August 2023.

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