National Lottery Community Fund in Wales Responds to Cost of Living Crisis with New Priorities
The cost-of-living crisis in Wales is the focus of new funding priorities announced by the National Lottery Community Fund.
The National Lottery Community Fund in Wales has announced its new priorities to help support communities with the cost-of-living crisis.
These will sit alongside the original priorities and when applying to funding programmes such as Awards for All or People and Places, community organisations can choose which they are applying under. The new guidance requires groups to show how they will meet at least one of the priorities to:
- Support people, communities and organisations that are facing increased demands and challenges as a direct result of the cost-of-living crisis.
- Support people, communities and organisations with the direct and indirect impact of the cost-of-living crisis.
- Support organisations experiencing current cash flow problems which are a direct result of the cost-of-living crisis.
Announcing the new priorities, National Lottery Community Fund Wales director John Rose said:
“We know the cost-of-living crisis is challenging for communities across Wales. By introducing these new funding priorities alongside our existing offers, and providing flexibility to existing customers we hope to support charities and community groups to weather the current storm and continue to run facilities and deliver services which are vital to Welsh communities.
“We will still expect the projects we fund are led by the communities and people they support and meaningfully take on board the community’s input at all stages. The grants we are offering will help us play our part in tackling the cost-of-living crisis and give community groups greater certainty at this critical time.”
The Fund will reach out to existing grant holders and will work with these organisations to ensure the viability of their projects, and additional funding will be made available to new projects.
(This report was the subject of a GRANTfinder Newsflash.)