The National Lottery Community Fund have a new infra structure fund
They will award 8 -10 infrastructure organisations a package of funding, combined with on-site coaching and expertise provided by a Design Lab over 12 months. The Design Lab will be a dedicated team which will provide expert advice and practical support.
Infrastructure organisations support informal groups, local social action, specialist communities, and voluntary and community sector organisations across the UK. Although they may work directly with communities too, that’s not their only purpose. They are looking to fund two different types of infrastructure organisations – established and emerging.
For established infrastructure organisations, the Design Lab will support organisational redesign and renewal. For emerging infrastructure organisations, it’ll help strengthen efforts and build additional capacity.