This short blog is a quick and friendly reminder to watch out for consultants who offer services to write your funding bid for you. Some businesses promote their services by telling potential customers about The National Lottery Community Fund, providing generic pre-filled applications, or implying they are acting on the our behalf. Some offer to fill in the form for you in return for payment or a cut of the grant.
It can be useful to get support to plan or develop your ideas, and here experienced consultants often play an important role – especially for larger or more complex projects.
However, our application process is free and we believe paying someone else to fill in your application is usually unnecessary, especially for our smaller grants like National Lottery Awards for All.
We want to hear from you in your own words.
Because of this, The National Lottery Community Fund can’t provide funding for any costs, commission or fees that a consultant might charge you to complete an application form.
If you are thinking about applying for our funding and are not sure where to start, simply get in touch for advice by calling 0300 123 7110 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We are here to provide pre-application advice and information, and are happy to give you advice on any aspect of completing an application.