Big Lottery Fund

The Big Lottery Fund is the largest funder of community activity in the UK. We put people in the lead to improve their lives and communities, often through small, local projects.

We are responsible for giving out 40% of the money raised by National Lottery players for good causes. Every year we invest over £650 million and award around 12,000 grants across the UK for health, education, environment and charitable purposes. Since June 2004 we have awarded over £9 billion to projects that change the lives of millions of people.

The Big Lottery Fund is supporting Hull 2017. By working together we want to give more communities in Hull the opportunity to get involved with and benefit from Hull City of Culture. We are supporting people and projects to come together, using cultural activities to help maximise the skills and creativity of local people.

www.biglotteryfund.org.uk

“The activities of Hull 2017 are a fantastic opportunity to put people and communities of Hull in the lead to grow together and bring positive changes to their lives and futures. We’re happy to be involved in celebrating the strengths of people of Hull and hope our investment will help them to overcome barriers, learn new skills and improve their lives.” – Lyn Cole, Big Lottery Fund England grant making director