The National Lottery is celebrating their 25th birthday by bringing people together and 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 would love to hear from you.

Any group of two or more people with a great idea can apply. We’re particularly keen to hear from people they haven’t worked with before.

They are 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 2pm on Friday 6 December 2019. They will then run a few straightforward checks to make sure that applications meet our eligibility criteria and genuinely benefit the community;
  • They will have separate lottery draws for Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and within different regions in England to ensure a fair distribution of #CelebrateNationalLottery25 funding across the UK.

They hope to let you know by email whether you have been successful by 31 January 2020.

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