Is My Project Eligible

Is My Project Eligible

Please read the guidance notes carefully for more information about how to apply.

Please note that we now only accept applications for projects that meet the following funding theme:

  • Good causes which enable local people to benefit wildlife and engage with the natural environment
  • Enhance biodiversity or renovate/create new green habitats
  • Sustainable energy projects benefitting local areas and local people
  • Enhancement of play areas vital to a local area
  • Volunteering initiatives of local importance

The list below shows the key things we do and don’t fund:

What We Fund

  • Projects that aim to make a difference to local communities
  • Registered charities, voluntary organisations, community interest companies and social enterprises
  • Requests from £500 - £20,000 (£10,000 Wales).
  • Projects of a maximum of 12 months in duration
  • Purchase of capital items and equipment (e.g. renewable energy equipment, landscaping, outdoor interpretation boards, garden and outdoor resources)
  • Staffing/training costs of up to 50% of total amount requested 
  • Running costs of up to 20% of the total amount requested 
  • Volunteer Expenses up to 25% of the total amount requested
  • Marketing costs of up to 10% of the total amount requested
  • Building renovations that have an ecological or wider impact on the services an organisation can provide

 What We Don't Fund

  • Organisations that are not based in or do not bring a benefit to Scotland, England or Wales 
  • Individuals
  • General promotional or awareness-raising appeals
  • Online/web resource development projects
  • General heritage/restoration projects
  • Colleges or universities
  • Events such as day trips, galas/festivals, residential breaks, conferences, competition entry or activity weekends
  • Hospices or end of life care
  • Statutory bodies that the state has an obligation to fund (inc. schools/PTAs, councils and local authorities)
  • Any type of feasibility or research studies
  • Building renovations that are purely for cosmetic purposes
  • Capital works and renovations to private properties and homes

This is not a full list of everything that we do and don’t fund. Please read the Guidance Notes fully to ensure that you are aware of what is eligible for funding.

If you wish to apply for a project which does not meet the above criteria, please click here to find details of other trusts with grant programmes supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.