Big Lottery ‘opt in partner’ Update – December 2014

The Big Lottery Fund have provisionally agreed to commit £260 million lottery money to the European Programme with £3.3 Million allocated for Greater Lincolnshire.

Big Lottery proposals (Subject to agreement with LEPs):

  • Two stage competitive grants process.
    • Stage 1 – Outline proposal
    • Stage 2 – Detailed proposal
  • Grant application opportunities ‘competitions’ to be agreed and determined by local LEP priorities.
  • Lottery development grants available to successful stage 1 applications in advance of completing the stage 2 proposals (Additional Lottery only funding).
  • Support for applicants throughout the process.
  • Different application windows (Timescales dependent on competitions and appropriate to the projects).
  • Standardised monitoring tools, systems and processes.
  • Proposed timeframes:
    • Development Phase Jan – June 2015
    • Application Phase – June 2015 – March 2016
    • Delivery Phase – commences April 2016 (at the earliest)