Congratulations on receiving a grant or a first-round pass! Now your project really gets underway, or you’ll be developing your proposals further. Whatever stage you are at, we are here to help along the way.
1. Receive a grant-notification letter
This confirms your grant, with or without development funding.
2. Read the 'Receiving a Grant' guidance
This will help you to successfully manage your project and answer any queries you may have. This will be provided with your letter.
3. Have a start-up discussion with us
This will be in person or on the phone, and we’ll agree a timetable for progress reporting and grant payment requests with you.
Whatever stage you are at, we are here to help along the way...
4. Request permission to start
However keen you are to get going, you need formal permission from your grants officer before you start any work on your project
5. Request payment of part or all of your grant
This depends on your size of your grant. We have to account for how National Lottery players' money is spent, so we may ask for invoices depending on the size of your grant.
6. Send us progress reports
Your grants officer will let you know how often these should be submitted.
7. Provide a completion and evaluation report after the end of your project
Depending on the level of your grant award, we won't be able to release the final part of your grant without this. It's also a great way to show how successful your project was and how it met the outcomes it set out to achieve.