The National Lottery Community Fund is the largest funder of community activity in the UK. It distributes money raised by National Lottery players for good causes. People use this funding to do extraordinary things, taking the lead to improve their lives and communities. Every time you buy a National Lottery ticket, you help make this happen. Communities come in all shapes and sizes, and National Lottery funding is there for everyone. Last year, The National Lottery Community Fund awarded over half a billion pounds (£511.1 million) of life-changing funding to communities across the UK and supported over 12,000 projects to turn their great ideas into reality. 90% of the grants it makes are for under £10,000 – going to grassroots groups and charities across the UK that are bringing to life amazing ideas that matter to their communities. To find out more visit their website. The National Lottery Community Fund has awarded £400,000 for the development of a major programme of community engagement, enabling people and communities across Coventry to contribute to creative choices and cultural investment in their local area. The National Lottery funding will help to bring people and communities together, to celebrate the experiences they share and make new memories. It will encourage neighbours to interact, possibly for the first time, to build stronger community bonds and embrace community spirit by holding social activities. The National Lottery grant will give communities the opportunity to get creative and make something amazing happen on their doorstep – celebrating Coventry, boosting wellbeing and sparking new friendships. The National Lottery Community Fund’s support will be an essential element of Coventry City of Culture as a strong and positive beacon of the City’s social resilience and reset in the aftermath of the pandemic.