IKEA and Lottery Fund Join Forces to Launch New £1.5m Fund for UK on 30 June

National Lottery Community Fund announces new fund to help get more people involved in their local community.

IKEA and the National Lottery Community Fund (NLCF) have joined in partnership to provide £1.5 million in funding to ‘grow thriving, resilient and sustainable communities’ across the UK.

The ‘Places Called Home’ Fund aims to inspire and help people get more involved in their local community as a positive, homely place to be and meet other people.

The aim is to build on the energy, creativity and practices of communities coming together during the COVID-19 pandemic, through local activities and the renewal of community spaces.

A range of not-for-profit organisation from across the UK can apply. Full details will be provided once the scheme launches.

The scheme will open for applications on 30 June 2021. It will close upon either the receipt of 1,500 applications or 14 July 2021, whichever comes first.