The Big Lottery Fund, the largest of the National Lottery good cause distributors, has been rolling out grants to health, education, environment and charitable causes across the UK since its inception in June 2004. It was established by Parliament on 1 December 2006.
Nesta is an independent charity helping people and organisations bring great ideas to life. As the UK’s innovation foundation, Nesta manages the Cabinet Office's Innovation in Giving Fund, investing in, supporting and growing innovative ideas that bring about a step-change in levels of giving and which have a credible route to being self-sustaining.
YouTube allows billions of people to discover, watch and share originally-created videos
Supports the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister, and ensures the effective running of government.
The Innovation in Giving Fund was launched in September 2011 as part of a £34million package to increase levels of social action. The Fund is managed by Nesta.
Livity is a youth-specialist communications agency that mentors
young people to co-create campaigns, content and communities
benefiting businesses, individuals and society.
Legacy Trust UK are an independent charity creating a lasting impact from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games by funding ideas and local talent to inspire creativity across the UK.
Think Big find young people with great ideas and help them get going by giving them the training and funding to make their ideas work. O2 is the driving force behind Think Big.
Catch22 NCS Partnership is providing places for young people in Year 11 from all backgrounds, and with varying abilities, the opportunity and support to take on new challenges, learn new skills and make a difference through National Citizen Service.
The Graffiti Life Company are multi-disciplined street artists, tattooists and interior and graphic designers who also happen to be some of the UK’s best known and well respected street artists, graffiti writers and urban visionaries.
The Challenge Network (TCN) was founded in 2009 with the mission to connect and inspire people to strengthen their communities. The programmes create a rite of passage for 16 year olds, promote social mixing and support community engagement.
CAN.is the Collaborative Arts Network, a creative enterprise operating by virtue of a collaborative network. CAN helps to hatch new ideas, ventures, programs, events and collaborations.
The Foyer Federation is a not-for-profit organisation that helps to transform the circumstances of young people who have faced barriers in their lives. Since 1992, Foyer Federation have worked with young people to create new approaches developing the skills, opportunities and resources they need to thrive.
UnLtd is a charitable organisation set up by seven leading organisations that promote social entrepreneurship.
UnLtd - the Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs - wants to support and develop the role of social entrepreneurs as a force for positive change in the United Kingdom.
vInspired is an independent charity dedicated to helping young people volunteer in ways that matter to them
The mission is to make volunteering opportunities so diverse, compelling and easy to get involved with that giving up your time to help others becomes a natural lifestyle choice for 14-25 year olds in England.
If you’re aged 13-25 Junction49 is here to help you set up your own projects, campaigns or events about issues that matter to you.
Junction49 are an online community connecting people, to enable them to ask for help and inspire each other.
A national education charity that provides young people with opportunities to make a difference.
Our programmes provide hands on support for young people in schools and colleges on issues relating to citizenship education, sustainable development and local community.
Parkour UK (PKUK) is a National Governing Body for the rapidly growing discipline. PKUK works in partnership with local councils and other agencies to develop and spread parkour across the country, and is a partner in running programmers funded by Sport England.
London Youth Games Foundation, a registered charity, was set up in 1986, and nine years after The London Youth Games were established as one of Queen Elizabeth II's Jubilee projects.
The goal is to work in partnership to inspire all young Londoners to discover and achieve their potential through sport.
sported. is the only UK-wide sport for development legacy charity. The charity specifically targets grassroots sports organisations who provide sport to disadvantaged young people in an effort to create social change in their communities.
YoungDads.tv is a user-centred project that supports young men to become more confident fathers. We do this by connecting young dads with official support (like Children’s Centres) and by helping them to create their own peer support communities.
CM is a youth and community music organisation that provides creative music making opportunities for people of all backgrounds; through a programme of courses, live gigs, informal training and events, tuition, career development and support packages.
The Emmy-award winning Channel 4 youth campaigning TV series and online project that follows a group of young campaigners on a mission to change the world. This year's focus is the Campaign to Combat Youth Unemployment.
PLACE is the Architecture and Built Environment Centre for
Our mission is to positively influence the creating and
sustaining of excellent places and buildings, making Northern
Ireland an environment of exceptional quality for all.
The Regional Youth Work Unit-North East works across the North
East of England to promote and support the development of youth
Culturapedia exists to give ideas legs. Their vision
is to be a leading light in the cultural landscape. Their mission
is to facilitate human evolution through creative encounters.
A Very Good Company are a Social Innovation Company.
They spend their time working with businesses, individuals and
communities to turn good ideas into good solutions that deliver
both value and impact.
Creative Arts East is an arts and community
development charity. They run cinema and live performance touring
schemes across Norfolk and Suffolk alongside a portfolio of
creative learning and arts engagement projects.
Wot Box Participation works with Children, Young
People and Adults to support the effective and meaningful
involvement of children and young people in decision making
processes. The support and encouragement for local people to have a
say in decisions that matter to them.
The Citizens' Eye Community News Agency website has been established to enable community people in Leicester and Leicestershire to become 'Citizen Reporters' and provide a news gathering platform for current and relevant news to the third sector.
Art in the Park is an environmental arts organisation. We run community workshops and events in parks and green spaces in and around Sheffield
Hot Tap Media is a digital content production company based in Glasgow, Scotland. Its focus is on innovative content with a social conscience that connects people both online and off.
Proper Job creates exciting projects using theatre to inspire change. They create projects and productions that are risky and imaginative, with a track record of profound engagement with young people in Yorkshire and the north west.
icecream architecture has evolved from its grounding in
architecture and its obsession with successful community
consultation into a highly interactive think-tank for the research
of people's needs and their subsequent realisation. Our 'icecream
van' ethos provides a social and accessible platform from which we
engage with our clients and the community.
RELAYS (Regional Educational Legacy in Arts and Youth Sport) is an innovative and ambitious project delivered through universities and cultural organisations in the south west of England. It aims to inspire young people and their communities to participate in, create and promote cultural and sporting activities.
ProMo-Cymru prides itself on delivering innovative, measurable and engaging communication solutions and cultural developments.
DV8 Sussex works across the county and has training centres in Brighton and Bexhill.
Arad Goch creates exciting and relevant theatre for children and young people.