National Lottery Funding – Briefing Blog

MVA recently held a National Lottery Funding Briefing to provide third sector organisations with an update on some changes the National Lottery are making to their funding streams.

Community Led, Improving Lives, and Cost of Living Support Scotland will close on the 21st August 2024. Applications will still be accepted until that date and assessed as usual. For further details you can contact your NL Funding Officer.

New streams of funding will come online at the end of the year, but no date has been confirmed yet. They will likely fall around these four priority areas.

Supporting communities to:

  • Come together
  • Be environmentally sustainable
  • Help children and young people access resources and experiences that help them thrive
  • Enable people to live healthier lives

National Lottery Awards for All, Young Start and Scottish Land Fund will remain open to applications with no closing dates.

Please do contact MVA if you would like support in applying to any of these funds before they close. The Development Team would be more than happy to review applications or provide advice about other potential sources of funding. See more about the support we can provide here.

Contact us at or call our office, Monday – Thursday, on 0131 663 9471.

Slides from this briefing can be viewed here: