Applications invited for National Lottery Connections Fund

National Lottery Local Connections Fund:  Applications are now being invited for the second round of the Local Connections Fund, designed to help small charities and community groups working to reduce loneliness and the issues it causes.  The Local Connections Fund is supported by the National Lottery Community Fund, which is investing £2 million into this second round of funding.  The fund will issue hundreds of ‘microgrants’ (amounts between £300 and £2,500) so that small, local organisations can work to bring people and communities together.  The closing date for applications is the 6th August 2021, so not very far away, but the application process is easy and short.  This might be a good opportunity for the village halls, who, by their very nature are invested in (and very good at!) getting people and communities together.  Full details and criteria are listed in the following link:  https://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/funding/programmes/local-connections-fund-round-2