What the general election means for The National Lottery Community Fund

Immediately before every election, there is a Period of Sensitivity. This places restrictions on the use of public resources and the activities of civil servants. “Public resources” includes National Lottery money, Dormant Assets money, and the third-party income we distribute as a funder.

While essential business will continue at the Fund, including making grant decisions, as a Non-Departmental Public Body (NDPB), it is vital that we remain politically impartial.

Therefore, from 23 May until 5 July, we will not:

  • Announce new funding, programmes, partnerships, funding awards or publications.
  • Interact with politicians or candidates seeking re-election.
  • Promote the good work we have done/organisations we have supported.
  • Publish new evaluation reports.
  • Interact with or share content from grant holders on our digital or social media channels.

We will resume external communications activity when the Period of Sensitivity lifts after a new government is formed.

Check out the article for more information especially how it affects current grant holders.

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