Building Connections Fund

14th August 2018

The Big Lottery Fund are partnering with the Government and the Co-op Foundation to deliver the Building Connections Fund.

This fund will boost efforts to tackle loneliness across England by supporting people to build strong social connections and welcoming communities.

Grants of between £30,000 and £100,000 are available for England-based projects that meet the aims of the Building Connections Fund:

The fund aims to:

  • increase social connections by creating a sense of community and belonging
  • support organisations to build on their existing work
  • encourage organisations to join up with others locally
  • use learning to inform future policy and funding decisions.

Projects could include making the most of community spaces, improving access to transport, using digital technology, or joining up local services to have a bigger reach.


Check that you’re eligible for funding and apply for funding through our website.

Applications close on 24 August 2018 at 12 noon.