National Lottery Awards for All Northern Ireland - Application Summary

Here are all the questions we ask in the application form for National Lottery Awards for All Northern Ireland. The guidance gives you more details about what you will need to tell us in your answers.

Section 1 - Your project

Please tell us about your project in this section. This is the most important section when it comes to making a decision about whether you will receive funding.

Question Guidance

What is the name of your project?

The project name should be simple and to the point.

Where will your project take place?

If your project covers more than one area please tell us where most of it will take place.

Select a location

  • Select a location

Northern Ireland

  • Antrim and Newtownabbey
  • Ards and North Down
  • Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon
  • Belfast
  • Causeway, Coast and Glens
  • Derry and Strabane
  • Fermanagh and Omagh
  • Lisburn and Castlereagh
  • Mid Ulster
  • Mid and East Antrim
  • Newry, Mourne and Down

Tell us all the locations the project will run in

In your own words, describe all of the locations that you’ll be running your project in. For example, ‘Armagh’ or ‘Belfast’ or ‘Kesh and Ederney’.

What is the postcode of where your project will take place?

If your project will take place across different locations, please use the postcode of the building or address where most of the project will take place. You must provide the full postcode.

If you do not know the postcode, you can use the Royal Mail Postcode Finder to try and find it.

Tell us when you’d like to get the money if you’re awarded funding?

Don't worry, this can be an estimate. But projects should usually start on or after 15-09-2024.

When will you spend the money by?

You have up to 24 months after award to spend the money.

What would you like to do?

Here are some ideas of what to tell us about your project:

  • What you would like to do
  • What difference your project will make
  • Who will benefit from it
  • How long you expect to run it for. This can be an estimate
  • How you’ll make sure people know about it
  • How you plan to learn from it and use this learning to shape future projects
  • Is it something new, or are you continuing something that has worked well previously? We fund both types of projects.

You can write between 50 and 300 words for this section.

How does your project meet our funding priorities?

We can fund projects that’ll do at least one of these things:

  • bring people together to build strong relationships in and across communities
  • improve the places and spaces that matter to communities
  • help more people to reach their potential, by supporting them at the earliest possible stage
  • support people, communities and organisations facing more demands and challenges because of the cost-of-living crisis.

You can find out more about what we want to fund by looking at the 2023 to 2030 Strategy on our website

You can write between 50 and 150 words for this section.

How does your project involve your community?

What do we mean by community?

  1. People living in the same area
  2. People who have similar interests or life experiences, but might not live in the same area
  3. Even though schools can be at the heart of a community - we'll only fund schools that also benefit the communities around them.

We believe that people understand what’s needed in their communities better than anyone. Tell us how your community came up with the idea for your project. We want to know how many people you’ve spoken to, and how they’ll be involved in the development and delivery of the project.

Here are some examples of how you could be involving your community:

  • Having regular chats with community members, in person or on social media
  • Including community members on your board or committee
  • Regular surveys
  • Setting up steering groups.
  • Running open days

You can write between 50 and 200 words for this section.

List the costs you would like us to fund

You should use budget headings, rather than a detailed list of items. For example, if you're applying for pens, pencils, paper and envelopes, using 'office supplies' is fine. Please enter whole numbers only.

Please note you can only have a maximum of 10 rows.

Tell us the total cost of your project

This is the cost of everything related to your project, even things you aren’t asking us to fund.

For example, if you are asking us for £8,000 and you are getting £10,000 from another funder to cover additional costs, then your total project cost is £18,000. If you are asking us for £8,000 and there are no other costs then your total project cost is £8,000.

Section 2 - Your organisation

Please tell us about your organisation, including legal name and registered address. This helps us understand the type of organisation you are.

Question Guidance

What is the full legal name of your organisation?

This must be as shown on your governing document. Your governing document could be called one of several things, depending on the type of organisation you're applying on behalf of. It might be called a constitution, trust deed, memorandum and articles of association, or something else entirely.

You might find it on a registration website - for example, Companies House or a Charities Register.

Does your organisation use a different name in its day-to-day work?

This is how you might be known if you're not just known by your legal name (the legal name is on your governing document or registration website).

  • Yes
  • No

What is the name your organisation uses in its day-to-day work?

This is how you might be known if you're not just known as .

Organisation Website

(Optional)

When was your organisation set up?

This is the date your organisation took on its current legal status. It should be on your governing document. If you do not know the exact date, it can be an approximate date.

For example, 22-06-2024

What is the organisation's postcode?

(Optional)

For example, EC4A 1DE

Building and street

Address line 2

(Optional)

Town or city

County

(Optional)

Postcode

What type of organisation are you?

If you're both a charity and a company - just pick ‘Not-for-profit company’ below.

  • Unregistered voluntary or community organisation
  • Not-for-profit company
  • Registered charity (unincorporated)
  • Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO or SCIO)
  • Community Interest Company (CIC)
  • Faith-based group
  • School
  • Statutory body
  • College or University

Companies House number

Charity registration number

(Optional)

Charity registration number

Department for Education number

Tell us what type of statutory body you are

  • Parish Council
  • Town Council
  • Local Authority
  • NHS Trust/Health Authority
  • Prison Service
  • Fire Service
  • Police Authority

What is your accounting year end date?

For example, 31 03

What is your total income for the year?

Use whole numbers only, like 12000.

Section 3 - Senior contact

Provide the details of your senior contact. They’ll be legally responsible for the funding. They can’t be married to, in a civil partnership with, in a long-term relationship with, living with, or related to the main contact or through a long-term partner.

Question Guidance

What is the role of the senior contact?

You already told us what sort of organisation you are. So the senior contact role options we're giving you now are based on your organisation type.

Unregistered voluntary organisation

  • Chair
  • Vice-Chair
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer

Company

  • Company Director
  • Company Secretary

Registered Charity

  • Trustee

Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO or SCIO)

  • Trustee
  • Chief Executive Officer

Community Interest Company (CIC)

  • Company Director
  • Company Secretary

School

  • Head Teacher

College or University

  • Chancellor
  • Vice-chancellor

Statutory Bodies Parish Council

  • Parish Clerk
  • Deputy Parish Clerk

Town Council

  • Elected Member
  • Chair

Local Authority

  • Chair
  • Chief Executive
  • Director

NHS Trust/Health Authority

  • Chief Executive
  • Director

Faith-based group

  • Chair
  • Vice-Chair
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Religious leader (eg. rabbi, imam, vicar)

Registered Charity and Not-for-profit Company

  • Company Director
  • Company Secretary

School or educational body and Charity

  • Trustee

School or educational body and Company

  • Company Director
  • Company Secretary

What is the role of the senior contact?

You already told us what sort of organisation you are. So the senior contact role options we're giving you now are based on your organisation type.

First name (in full)

This cannot be a shortened name, initial or nickname.

Last name

What is the senior contact's date of birth?

We need their date of birth to do an identity check. If it's entered incorrectly, it could delay your application.

For example, 30 03 1980

What is the senior contact's postcode?

(Optional)

For example, EC4A 1DE

Building and street

Address line 2

(Optional)

Town or city

County

(Optional)

Postcode

Have they lived at the address, for the last three years?

  • Yes
  • No

What is the senior contact's postcode at their previous address?

(Optional)

For example, EC4A 1DE

Building and street

Address line 2

(Optional)

Town or city

County

(Optional)

Postcode

The senior contact's email address

We’ll use this if we need to get in touch with the senior contact about the project.

The senior contact's telephone number

We’ll use this if we need to get in touch with the senior contact about the project.

Does the senior contact have any additional communication needs?

(Optional)

For example, if they need information in a specific language or format.

What language should we use to contact the senior contact?

  • English
  • Welsh

Section 4 - Main contact

Please provide details for your main contact. This will be the first person we contact if we need to discuss your project.

Question Guidance

First name (in full)

This cannot be a shortened name, initial or nickname.

Last name

What is the main contact's date of birth?

We need their date of birth to do an identity check. If it's entered incorrectly, it could delay your application.

For example, 30 03 1980

What is the main contact's postcode?

(Optional)

For example, EC4A 1DE

Building and street

Address line 2

(Optional)

Town or city

County

(Optional)

Postcode

Have they lived at the address, for the last three years?

  • Yes
  • No

What is the main contact's postcode at their previous address?

(Optional)

For example, EC4A 1DE

Building and street

Address line 2

(Optional)

Town or city

County

(Optional)

Postcode

The main contact's email address

We’ll use this if we need to get in touch with the main contact about the project.

The main contact's telephone number

We’ll use this if we need to get in touch with the main contact about the project.

Does the main contact have any additional communication needs?

(Optional)

For example, if they need information in a specific language or format.

What language should we use to contact the main contact?

  • English
  • Welsh

Section 5 - Bank details

Please provide your bank details. Before you submit your application you will need to attach a copy of a bank statement that is less than three months old

Question Guidance

Tell us the name of your organisation - as it appears on the bank statement

Not the name of your bank

Sort code

eg. 123456

Account number

eg. 12345678

Building society number

(Optional)

You only need to fill this in if your organisation’s account is with a building society or a credit union. If your account is a credit union account you should record your membership number in this field.

Upload a bank statement

Section 6 - Terms and conditions

In order to submit your application, you will need to agree to our terms and conditions.

Question Guidance

You have been authorised by the governing body of your organisation (the board or committee that runs your organisation) to submit this application and accept the Terms and Conditions on their behalf.

  • I agree

All the information you have provided in your application is accurate and complete; and you will notify us of any changes.

  • I agree

You understand that we will use any personal information you have provided for the purposes described under our Data Protection and Privacy notice.

  • I agree

You accept that if information about this application is requested under the Freedom of Information Act, we will release it in line with our Freedom of Information policy.

  • I agree

You understand that what you tell us in this form will be shared with the main and senior contact.

  • I agree

You have not shared any personal data in the project questions. These are the questions where we ask what you’d like to do.

  • I agree

Full name of person completing this form

Position in organisation

Section 7 - Extra details about your project

We want to understand more about where our funding is going.

Question Guidance

Which one category best describes your project?

  • My project brings people together and encourages social connections
  • My project helps children or young people thrive
  • My project supports people of all ages to live healthier lives
  • My project supports communities to be environmentally sustainable
  • Other, I want to describe a different category for my project

You selected ‘other’. Describe the different category you’d put your project in.

What other categories could describe your project?

(Optional)

You can select more than one option. If it does not fit into any more categories, select ‘save and continue’.

  • My project brings people together and encourages social connections
  • My project helps children or young people thrive
  • My project supports people of all ages to live healthier lives
  • My project supports communities to be environmentally sustainable

Which one sub-category best describes what your project will do?

You can select more sub-categories in the next question.

  • My project provides or improves places for people to come together (this includes meeting online or in person)
  • My project delivers activities or events (this includes meeting online or in person)
  • My project enables people to make a positive difference to their community
  • My project gives people a sense of safety, belonging and trust
  • My project improves connections and relationships with others
  • My project connects children or young people with trusted adults
  • My project improves people’s wellbeing, physical health or mental health
  • My project improves access to nature for people
  • These options are not relevant to my project

Which one sub-category best describes what your project will do?

You can select more sub-categories in the next question.

  • My project gives babies or children a good start in life
  • My project helps children or young people develop social and emotional skills
  • My project connects children or young people with trusted adults
  • My project supports young people to thrive as adults
  • My project provides or improves places for children or young people to come together (this includes meeting online or in person)
  • My project delivers activities or events (this includes meeting online or in person)
  • My project enables children or young people to make a positive difference to their community
  • My project gives children or young people a sense of safety, belonging and trust
  • My project improves connections and relationships with others
  • My project improves wellbeing, physical health or mental health
  • My project enables children or young people to improve their community’s impact on the environment
  • These options are not relevant to my project

Which one sub-category best describes what your project will do?

You can select more sub-categories in the next question.

  • My project provides or improves places that support health and wellbeing
  • My project delivers activities or events that help health and wellbeing (this includes meeting online or in person)
  • My project enables people to improve community health and wellbeing services
  • My project improves people’s wellbeing, physical health or mental health
  • My project helps to reduce health inequalities
  • My project improves connections and relationships with others
  • My project gives babies or children a good start in life
  • My project helps children or young people develop social and emotional skills
  • My project enables people to improve their community’s impact on the environment
  • My project improves access to nature for people
  • These options are not relevant to my project

Which one sub-category best describes what your project will do?

You can select more sub-categories in the next question.

  • My project helps community organisations to have a better impact on the environment
  • My project enables people to improve their community’s impact on the environment
  • My project helps communities to adapt to changes in the climate
  • My project improves access to nature for people
  • These options are not relevant to my project

What other sub-categories are relevant to your project?

(Optional)

You can select more than one option. If it does not fit into any more categories, select ‘save and continue’.

  • My project provides or improves places for people to come together (this includes meeting online or in person)
  • My project delivers activities or events (this includes meeting online or in person)
  • My project enables people to make a positive difference to their community
  • My project gives people a sense of safety, belonging and trust
  • My project improves connections and relationships with others
  • My project connects children or young people with trusted adults
  • My project improves people’s wellbeing, physical health or mental health
  • My project improves access to nature for people

What other sub-categories are relevant to your project?

(Optional)

You can select more than one option. If it does not fit into any more categories, select ‘save and continue’.

  • My project gives babies or children a good start in life
  • My project helps children or young people develop social and emotional skills
  • My project connects children or young people with trusted adults
  • My project supports young people to thrive as adults
  • My project provides or improves places for children or young people to come together (this includes meeting online or in person)
  • My project delivers activities or events (this includes meeting online or in person)
  • My project enables children or young people to make a positive difference to their community
  • My project gives children or young people a sense of safety, belonging and trust
  • My project improves connections and relationships with others
  • My project improves wellbeing, physical health or mental health
  • My project enables children or young people to improve their community’s impact on the environment

What other sub-categories are relevant to your project?

(Optional)

You can select more than one option. If it does not fit into any more categories, select ‘save and continue’.

  • My project provides or improves places that support health and wellbeing
  • My project delivers activities or events that help health and wellbeing (this includes meeting online or in person)
  • My project enables people to improve community health and wellbeing services
  • My project improves people’s wellbeing, physical health or mental health
  • My project helps to reduce health inequalities
  • My project improves connections and relationships with others
  • My project gives babies or children a good start in life
  • My project helps children or young people develop social and emotional skills
  • My project enables people to improve their community’s impact on the environment
  • My project improves access to nature for people

What other sub-categories are relevant to your project?

(Optional)

You can select more than one option. If it does not fit into any more categories, select ‘save and continue’.

  • My project helps community organisations to have a better impact on the environment
  • My project enables people to improve their community’s impact on the environment
  • My project helps communities to adapt to changes in the climate
  • My project improves access to nature for people

Section 8 - Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) monitoring information

We want to hear more about the people who’ll benefit from your project and your organisation.

Question Guidance

Is your project aimed at a specific group of people or is it open to everyone?

If at least 75% of the people you support share characteristics, then your project is for a specific group.

Your specific group may share one or more characteristics. For example, if 80% of the people you work with are female refugees, this means you support a specific group of people. In this example, they share two characteristics — women and refugees.

We know this can only be an estimate. It’d be too difficult to work out exactly, especially if this is a new project.

  • My project is aimed at a specific group of people
  • My project is open to everyone

Who is your project for?

If 75% or more of the people supported or benefitting from your project come from one specific group, tell us who they are.

If you select an option, we will ask you to tell us more about that group.

  • Communities experiencing ethnic or racial inequity, discrimination or inequality
  • Faith communities
  • People who emigrate
  • Disabled people
  • Older people (65 and over)
  • Younger people (under 25)
  • Women and girls
  • LGBTQ+ people
  • People who are educationally or economically disadvantaged
  • Specific groups that are not included already

Which community is your project for?

Select one category, if possible

Black/African/Caribbean/Black British

  • Black British
  • African
  • Caribbean
  • Any other Black/African/Caribbean background

Mixed or Multiple ethnic groups

  • White and Black Caribbean/African
  • White and Asian
  • Any other mixed/multiple ethnic background

Asian / Asian British

  • Asian British
  • Indian
  • Pakistani
  • Bangladeshi
  • Chinese
  • Any other Asian background

Other group experiencing ethnic or racial inequity

  • Arab
  • Jewish
  • Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities
  • Any other ethnic group

Which faith community is your project for?

Select one category, if possible

  • Catholic
  • Protestant
  • Other Christian denominations
  • Buddhist
  • Hindu
  • Jewish
  • Muslim
  • Sikh
  • Atheist
  • Agnostic
  • Other faiths and beliefs

Which group of people who emigrate is your project for?

Select one category, if possible

  • People seeking asylum
  • People with refugee status
  • People with irregular and undocumented status
  • Other people who emigrate

Which group of disabled people is your project for?

Select one category, if possible

  • Mental health
  • Long-standing illness or health condition
  • Mobility impairments
  • Visual impairment/partial sight/sight loss
  • Deaf/hard of hearing/hearing loss
  • Speech impairment
  • Multiple physical impairment
  • Learning disability
  • Learning difficulty
  • Neurodiverse
  • Other type of disability or impairment

Which age group is your project for?

Select one category, if possible

  • 19-25
  • 16-18
  • 8-15
  • 2-7
  • Under 2 years of age

Which LGBTQ+ community is your project for?

Select one category, if possible

  • Bisexual men
  • Bisexual women
  • Gay men
  • Lesbian/gay women
  • Trans men
  • Trans women
  • Non-binary people
  • LGBTQ+ people I'd describe in another way

Which specific group (that you have not included already) is your project for?

Examples include: care experienced young people, carers, people recovering from alcohol addiction, sex workers, people whose first language is not English or Welsh, people who have problems reading, men and boys

Which community is your project for?

  • Both Catholic and Protestant
  • Mainly Catholic (more than 60 percent)
  • Mainly Protestant (more than 60 percent)
  • Neither Catholic nor Protestant

What additional EDI information would you like to include about the people your project supports?

(Optional)

You told us that your project will benefit:

Tell us more about who they are.