The Big Lottery Fund, the UK’s largest community funder, has changed its name to The National Lottery Community Fund – a move announced in September last year.
They are joined by the Heritage Lottery Fund, which will be known as The National Lottery Heritage Fund.
Both organisations have also unveiled refreshed brand identities that incorporate The National Lottery’s highly recognisable crossed-fingers.
The brand refresh of the two funds kicks-off The National Lottery’s 25th anniversary year. The first draw took place in November 1994 and since then, more than £30million has been raised each week for a variety of good causes.
The National Lottery Community Fund
The National Lottery Community Fund (previously the Big Lottery Fund) has been working to put people and communities at the heart of its grants since introducing its People in the Lead Strategic Framework in 2015.
Last year alone it gave out over half a billion pounds (£508.5 million) of National Lottery funding to community projects across the UK. Over 11,000 projects benefitted from this, enabling people and communities to bring their ideas to life. Information can be found on their new website www.TNLCommunityFund.org.uk.
The National Lottery Heritage Fund
The National Lottery Heritage Fund has invested almost £8billion in UK heritage projects, large and small. It believes that understanding, valuing and sharing our heritage brings people together, inspires pride in communities and boosts investment in local economies.
The announcement of its new identity comes ahead of the unveiling of its next strategic National Lottery Funding Framework that sets out its priorities for the next five years.
The Fund will continue to invest in a wide range of heritage projects across the UK, large and small. It aims to Inspire, lead and resource the UK’s heritage to create positive and lasting change for people and communities, now and in the future.
More information about its funding priorities will be available from 30 January 2019. To find out more visit their new website https://www.heritagefund.org.uk/.