The National Lottery Community Fund – Emerging Futures Fund: Thursday June 25

The National Lottery Community Fund fund will support communities to consider how they can start the transition from the immediate crisis, towards recovery and renewal.

The Fund wants to invest in the creativity of civil society and help amplify the voices of communities through stories, narratives and public imagination projects that can lead to new ideas, questions and visions of the future.

They value the power of storytelling and know that people and communities are able to use stories and narratives to talk about ideas for the future and how to get there, as well as practical ways that can help move toward recovery and renewal.

To help communities shape the future, they would like to give funding to explore questions, use stories and create narratives about what your community has learned in how it’s responded to the challenges of COVID-19, and reflect on what else your community might want for the future.

For example, this could be about looking at new ways of working or kinds of relationships that communities have set up through their crisis response.

They want communities to explore

  • what they want to keep doing because it’s been working well
  • what they want to leave behind as they start thinking about moving into recovery and renewal
  • any new ideas that will help when it comes to rebuilding and renewal.

They also want communities to help shape what should be done next

For more on the fund click HERE.