The National Lottery are marking their 25th birthday by bringing people together.
They’re offering people and communities with great ideas the chance to receive a grant between £100 and £1,000.
If you have an idea for an event or community activity, or even if you want to buy something that will bring your community together – they’d love to hear from you.
Any group of two or more people with a great idea can apply. They’re particularly keen to hear from people they haven’t worked with before.
How will they choose who to fund?
#CelebrateNationalLottery25 is about people and communities joining in with their birthday celebrations. They’re expecting a lot of people to apply so to give everyone a fair chance they will use a lottery process, randomly selecting the applicants to be assessed.
Before entering the lottery here’s a few things you need to know
Everyone who submits an application will be entered into the lottery draw, which will take place after the deadline closes at 2.00pm on Friday 6 December 2019. They’ll then run a few straightforward checks to make sure that applications meet their eligibility criteria and genuinely benefit the community.
They hope to let you know by email whether you have been successful by 31 January 2020.