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NEW.  The Million Hours Fund: Supporting Youth Activities during the Summer Holidays

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Up to £3 million is available through The National Lottery Community Fund’s (TNLCF’s) Awards for All England programme this summer.  This is the first phase of funding of the Million Hours Fund, which totals £11 million up to March 2025.

Awards for All England welcomes applications for projects that will support young people primarily aged 11 to 18 (and up to 25 for young people with special educational needs and disabilities) starting during the 2023 school summer holidays.

This funding will support a range of youth services offering a variety of positive activities for young people in eligible wards with the highest reported numbers of antisocial behaviour incidents.

Whilst there is 12 months to spend the funding, this fund is designed to provide additional provision during the 2023 summer holidays.  Therefore, they are expecting most spending to happen over the holiday period.

This funding is only available in eligible wards.  The eligible wards have been determined by allocating wards to each Police Force Area (PFA) based on youth population, and then selecting those with the highest reported number of antisocial behaviour incidents from within the PFA.

The funding is to deliver additional youth provision (existing provision is not eligible) starting during, or before, the 2023 school summer holidays (24 July to 3 September 2023).

The funding is needed to effectively engage with young people at risk of antisocial behaviour.

If you have an existing offer through Awards for All, the National Lottery Community Fund advice line has advised that you can also apply for a grant through the Million Hours Fund.  When TNLCF asks you for the name of your project, prefix your project name with MH, so enter ‘MH – project name’.

As the funding through Awards for All is £10,000, presumably this is the maximum award through the Million Hours fund.

This is a rolling fund, with a final closing date of 12 noon on 14 August 2023.

See below to check eligible areas in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.  To check eligible postcodes to identify wards, click here.

Click here for more information about the fund.

Electoral wards codeElectoral wards nameLocal Authority
E05001767Abbey (Derby)Derby
E05001770Arboretum (Derby)Derby
E05001780Normanton (Derby)Derby
E05003292Heanor WestDerbyshire
E05003295Langley Mill and AldercarDerbyshire
E05003339St Leonard’s (Chesterfield)Derbyshire
E05010614Little HallamDerbyshire
E05010615Long Eaton CentralDerbyshire
E05006400Worksop SouthNottinghamshire
E05010677Sutton Central & New CrossNottinghamshire
E05010678Hucknall CentralNottinghamshire
E05011554Castle (Newark and Sherwood)Nottinghamshire
E05012276Bulwell ForestNottingham
E05012277Castle (Nottingham)Nottingham
E05012278Clifton EastNottingham
E05012281Hyson Green & ArboretumNottingham
E05012283Lenton & Wollaton EastNottingham
E05012286Radford (Nottingham)Nottingham
E05012287St. Ann’s (Nottingham)Nottingham
E05012288Sherwood (Nottingham)Nottingham