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The Big Lottery Fund’s plans for Scotland, 2015 to 2020

October 30, 2014

What happens next?

The Big Lottery Fund’s plans for Scotland, 2015 to 2020

The Big Lottery Fund started work to develop our new Strategic Framework earlier this year. This framework will set out the sort of organisation we aspire to be, and how we will operate in the five year period from 2015 to 2020. You can see what issues were raised, along with our initial responses, on the Your Voice our Vision website.

At the same time as considering the results of this process, we’ve now started to plan how we will develop and deliver our funding programmes in Scotland from next year. The latest iteration of Investing in Communities was launched in 2010, and so we want to make sure that our work in Scotland is up to date and relevant to the needs of communities and individuals in Scotland today and in the future.

As a broad guide, the timetable for this work will be


We know that many organisations still plan to apply to for funding to our existing programmes over the coming months. We will plan to keep Investing in Communities open to new applications for as long as possible before we move to open our new programmes.

We will try to balance the need to keep a flow of funding into the third sector in Scotland with the need to have a well managed transition to our new ways of working. With this in mind we will make announcements of our plans to open and close programmes to new applications as early as possible.

We plan to be as transparent as we can about our plans and the decisions we’ll be taking over the next year which will underpin our future work in Scotland. To achieve this we’ll regularly be posting information here as we develop this work, as well as using Facebook and Twitter to highlight new information. The best way to keep in touch is to sign up to our regular email newsletter here, or follow us on Twitter or Facebook.

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