National Lottery Awards for All – Bitesize Funding Workshop

Event aims

How do you submit an eye-catching, outstanding application and stand out from the crowd to secure that grant?

Our funding expert, Nicky Ruddick (nee Smith), will talk you through the criteria for the National Lottery Awards for All funding programme and the application process. There will be a question and answer session as part of the workshop.

This Zoom workshop will help you present your organisation and submit a high quality funding application.

At the end of the session you will:

  • have a greater knowledge and understanding of lottery funding.
  • increase your chances of securing a lottery grant.

The interactive live workshop will be delivered over Zoom.

Our funding workshops are popular, please book early to avoid disappointment.

Who should attend?

This workshop is suitable for any voluntary or community organisation that is seeking project funding up to £10,000, including village halls, play groups, parish councils, health and social care services, environmental groups and festivals/events.

What will you learn?

Nicky will take you through the steps to submitting a strong Awards for All submission to help you increase your success rate. She will help you:

  • Understand how to increase your chances of submitting a successful lottery application
  • Understand what organisations and projects can be funded
  • Understand how applications are assessed
  • Learn the common reasons for rejection
  • How to consult beneficiaries about the plans and their implementation
  • How to ensure your project is properly costed out
  • Understand how Awards for All can be used to pilot work which can then progress to Reaching Communities applications

About the trainer 

Nicky Ruddick (nee Smith) has 16 years’ experience as a funding advisor, securing over £6million for hundreds of voluntary organisations including village halls, play areas, health and social care groups and youth clubs across North Yorkshire.

How to book

Please scroll down to book your place. Booking deadline date: Monday 6 December 2021, 12:00

If you have any questions about booking or invoicing please contact or telephone 01904 704 177.


Attendees can receive refunds for cancellations up to 7 days before the event date.


This event is free to organisations in North Yorkshire with an income of up to £5k thanks to funding from North Yorkshire County Council.

Places for other organisations are £12 each (£10 +VAT).

If you are a small organisation that would struggle to attend this training, a limited number of bursary places may be available. Please contact or 01904 704 177 to discuss this further.

We’ve had a number of people take up free or bursary places and then not attend which is frustrating not only for us, but for people on waiting lists. Please note that if you take up a free place and fail to attend, you will be invoiced £12.

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