Kirsty Main, Dorset Funding Officer for The National Lottery Community Fund will lead this workshop focused on the Fund’s small grant programme – Awards for All. The session will be interactive and an opportunity to understand more about the programme, tips on applying for funding and also a chance to network with other local groups.

The session is open to all but has been designed for community groups and their volunteers, trustees or staff who might be new to applying for grant funding or have limited experience. The Fund is open to everyone, and they are keen to support a diverse range of communities to apply for funding.

Awards for All is open to constituted groups or clubs, registered charities, CIO, community interest company (CIC) and provides grants of between £300 to £10,000 for up to one year. You can apply for funding to deliver a new or existing activity. It aims to support communities with the things that are important to them.