Places Called Home grant programme

Grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 are available to a wide range of charitable organisations across the UK for activities and equipment to support local community activities and the renewal of community spaces.

o Application deadline: Wednesday 14 July 2021 or as soon as 1,500 applications have been received, whichever comes sooner. As this is likely to be as soon as 1,500 applications have been received, early application is therefore strongly advised.

o Funders: The National Lottery Community Fund (NLCF) and IKEA

o Who can apply: UK registered charities, Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIOs), constituted groups or clubs, Community Councils, Community Interest Companies (CICs), Community Benefit Societies, not-for-profit companies, schools (as long as projects benefit and involve the communities around a school), social enterprises, and statutory agencies such as town, parish councils and local authorities).

Places Called Home will offer eligible groups funding awards of between £1,000 and £5,000 (with no matched funding requirement) for activities and equipment that meet at least 2 of the following criteria:

o Build on the relationships created during the COVID-19 pandemic to increase community activity and the number of people taking part.  
o Encourage people to work together, creating opportunities for communities to live in a sustainable and healthy way. 
o Raise awareness amongst the public of the importance of connected households, neighbourhoods and resilient communities.  
o Develop a new idea, activity or way to come together that has emerged in response to the pandemic, 
o Revive or redesign community and common spaces to encourage shared community activities.  

Further information and details about how to apply are available on the National Lottery Community Fund website.

Contact details for NLCF are:

The National Lottery Community Fund
1 Plough Place
Tel: 0345 4 10 20 30
Email: general.enquiries(at)

Where to find us

Llandrindod Wells Office

Unit 30
Ddole Road Industrial Estate
Llandrindod Wells

01597 822 191

Newtown Office

Plas Dolerw
Milford Road
SY16 2EH

01686 626 220

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