Big Lottery Fund - Temporary Pause on Reaching Communities application

In England, BLF are changing the application process for Reaching Communities. This is an important part of their ambition to make it easier for groups and communities to apply for National Lottery funding, and to help improve their ability to make the best funding decisions possible.

In order to deliver this, BLF are implementing a temporary pause on the submission of Reaching Communities applications between Monday 15 January and Monday 2 April. This will enable them to train-up new team members and embed new ways of working before reopening the offer. All applications received before 15 January will be processed in the existing manner.

If your current grant is coming to an end soon and you are working on an application for continuation funding, or if you have any other questions, please contact their Big Advice team on 0345 4 10 20 30 or email

Check Big Lottery website for further information.