A Community First Yorkshire event

National Lottery Awards for All – Bitesize Funding Workshop

A man is writing a funding application on his laptop.

How do you submit an eye-catching, outstanding application and stand out from the crowd to secure that grant?

Our funding expert, Nicky Ruddick, will talk you through the criteria for the National Lottery Awards for All funding programme and the application process. There will be a question and answer session as part of the workshop.

This workshop will help you present your organisation and submit a high quality funding application.

At the end of the session you will:

  • Have a greater knowledge and understanding of lottery funding
  • Increase your chances of securing a lottery grant.

Our funding workshops are popular, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Nicky will take you through the steps to submitting a strong Awards for All submission to help you increase your success rate. She will help you:

  • Understand how to increase your chances of submitting a successful lottery application
  • Understand what organisations and projects can be funded
  • Understand how applications are assessed
  • Learn the common reasons for rejection
  • How to consult beneficiaries about the plans and their implementation
  • How to ensure your project is properly costed out
  • Understand how Awards for All can be used to pilot work which can then progress to Reaching Communities applications.

Who should attend?

This workshop is suitable for any voluntary or community organisation that is seeking project funding up to £10,000, including village halls, play groups, parish councils, health and social care services, environmental groups and festivals/events.

Please note this training is aimed at organisations and groups based in North Yorkshire or delivering services within North Yorkshire.

About the trainer

Nicky Ruddick has 16 years’ experience as a funding advisor, securing over £6million for hundreds of voluntary organisations including village halls, play areas, health and social care groups and youth clubs across North Yorkshire.

Cost and concessions

18 (including VAT)

Concessionary places

Thanks to funding from North Yorkshire County Council, we have free ‘first come, first served’ places if you meet either of the criteria below. You can self-select a free place during booking.


  • You are from a North Yorkshire VCSE organisation with an income of up to £5k


  • You are from a North Yorkshire VCSE organisation with an income of up to £25k which is experiencing financial hardship and would struggle to pay .

These spaces are limited so if a free place is not shown when you go to book, you can ask to be added to the waiting list for a free place on a future training session.

No shows and concessions

Please note that if you don’t attend training that you have booked on without giving seven days notice, you will be required to make the full payment. This also applies to free places. This is to allow as many participants as possible access to our training. See our Terms and Conditions  for more information.



Attendees can receive refunds for cancellations up to 7 days before the event date.

Contact details

If you have any questions about booking or invoicing please contact info@communityfirstyorkshire.org.uk or telephone 01904 704 177.

Booking details

Book your place here.

Booking deadline date: Wednesday 08 March 12.00pm