Million Hours Fund

Up to £3 million is available through The National Lottery Community Fund’s (TNLCF’s) Awards for All England programme this summer thanks to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and National Lottery players. This is the first phase of funding of the Million Hours Fund, which totals £11 million up to March 2025.

Awards for All England welcomes applications for projects that will:

  • support young people primarily aged 11 to 18 (and up to 25 for young people with special educational needs and disabilities) starting during the 2023 school summer holidays.
  • This funding will support a range of youth services offering a variety of positive activities for young people in eligible wards with the highest reported numbers of antisocial behaviour incidents..
  • Your project needs to be delivered by trusted adults, whether they are qualified youth workers/youth support workers or experienced volunteers, and provide open or targeted (for example, via youth faith groups) provision for young people.

Criteria and application process are here.  

This initiative is open to a large number of eligible wards across London.  You can check whether yours is eligible by cross referring your postcodes here with the codes here.  A subsect of the list that applies to London can be downloaded here.

Funding size: £300 to £10,000, for up to one year
Applications open: 3rd July 2023
Application deadline: ongoing, apply at least 16 weeks before you want to start the activities or spend any of the money.