, Awards for All is being updated as (10thJuly 2017). As part of this, this funding will be renamed as National Lottery Awards for All Scotland.
There will be a new application process (along with a new form and guidance notes) which is more customer friendly. There will be fewer application questions so it should be quicker to complete. Successful organisations will receive funding more quickly. A payment will be made within two weeks of receiving notification of being successful.
What other changes/differences will there be?
- New minimum request – funding can be for between £300 and £10,000 (rather than £500 to £10,000).
- If an application is successful, the organisation will receive an unconditional offer. Currently it is a conditional offer. This means some more information will be asked for upfront. These are to submit a bank statement and signature (scanned/photo or post them).
- The ‘£75,000 land/building rule’ is being removed. There will in turn be no total project cost limit when an organisation applies for land and/or building work.
- New organisations (no more than 15 months) don’t need to give a financial projection. On the application form they can put ‘0’.
- Only two unrelated committee/board members are needed. Currently at least three unrelated members are necessary.
- We can now be flexible on projects running for slightly longer than 12 months.
- Second hand vehicles will now be considered.
- The main application contact can now be 16 plus (the legal contact still have to be 18 plus).
- A landline phone number will no longer be needed/preferred.
Other details to be aware of
The current application form will only now only be accepted until 7 August 2017. If you know of groups who are thinking of applying, please let them know about this, or, they should download the new application form (as of10th July]
National Lottery Awards for All Scotland will continue to fund the same projects as Awards for Scotland. Creative Scotland and sportscotland remain part of this funding.