Helping you to Support and Connect

After a successful first round of funding – and almost £10M of grants made – the next round of Big Lottery Fund Scotland’s Support and Connect fund closes to applications on 6th September 2013. The second round of the funding programme will have over £5M to distribute to projects that will improve local support for people in Scotland experiencing hardship and material need. Support and Connect

We want to fund projects that will:

  • Provide welfare advice
  • Provide financial skills training and services
  • Take action to address food poverty
  • Provide clothing and household goods
  • Take action to address fuel poverty.

Project examples

If you are thinking of applying to Support and Connect, you can get an idea of what we are looking for by reading some new example projects we have published on our website, based on projects funded through the first round.

Read our new project examples now!


We will also be running a webinar for potential applicants, on Friday August 23, 2013. This session will include a short presentation on how to apply, and what we are looking to fund, followed by a chance for you to ask any burning questions.

And finally, if you have any other questions about the Support and Connect programme, please feel free to get in touch with the BIG Advice Team Scotland at

One comment

  1. […] Big Lottery Fund has a further £5 million to distribute in Scotland through a second round of its Support and Connect funding programme, aimed at improving local support for people experiencing tough times, and assisting organisations working within communities to deliver support in a more joined-up way so that everyone can get the help they need. Apply by 12 noon on 6 September 2013. […]

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