Department for Culture Media and Sport

access to funding

We do not provide funding direct to individuals. We allocate money to our agencies and sponsored bodies and have responsibility for National Lottery policy, setting the policy and financial framework within which the distributing bodies operate.

If you are interested in funding then please go direct to one of our sponsored bodies' websites or look at What we do for project information concerning your sector of interest.

If you are interested in providing services to the Department the please visit our procurement pages for more information.

National Lottery
There are currently 15 independent distributing bodies responsible for awarding Lottery grants. 

These bodies make their grant decisions independently of Government and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

To apply for grant you can contact the relevant distributing body through the Good Causes Portal or by telephoning the National Lottery Funding Hotline on 0845 275 0000.

More information on the work we do in overseeing the National Lottery can be found in our National Lottery pages.