Building Connections Fund launches

The new Building Connections Fund has been launched for projects that aim to reduce loneliness and social isolation.

The fund is a partnership between Government, The Big Lottery and the Co-op Foundation and aims to:

  • Increase social connections, helping people form strong and meaningful relationships and creating a sense of community and belonging, and helping people feel more connected.
  • Support organisations to build on their existing work (by reaching more people, or working in a new area or with a different method or group of people).
  • Encourage organisations to join up with others locally and work in partnerships.
  • Improve the evidence base and use learning to inform longer term policy and funding decisions.

The fund is valued at 11.5M.

For more details, including how to apply, please visit:

If you need any data to help support your bid please contact


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