Big Lottery Fund – new Digital Fund

10th October 2018

The Digital Fund is a new UK-wide £15 million funding programme to support charities and community organisations.

The first two grants programmes are due to open on 22 October:

  • We want to use digital to change our work“. Digital Fund Strand 1 offers grants of up to £500,000 for organisations that have an income of at least £500,000. The aim is to help established charities use digital to take a major leap forward. The funder expects grants to last from 1 to 4 years.
  • We are already highly digital, and want to scale our impact“. Digital Fund Strand 2 offers grants of up to £500,000 for newer organisations that have already launched promising services that use digital to achieve scale or impact. The funder is looking for substantial innovation and expects grants to last from 1 to 4 years.


Applications initially open on 22 October 2018 and close on 3 December 2018. There will be further opportunities to apply in 2019.


Read the eligibility criteria.

If you are not sure if your organisation is eligible, telephone 0345 4 10 20 30 or email

If you have a hearing or speech impairment, you can use text relay 18001 plus 0345 4 10 20 30.