Growing Great Ideas Programme

Applications can be submitted at any time. Funding for not-for-profit organisations working together to test new ideas, new approaches that experiment with how to do things differently with a focus on supporting transformational and longer-term change.

The Growing Great Ideas programme is focused on supporting transformational and long-term change.

The programme is at an early stage where NLCF is still testing an approach. Currently, NLCF is looking to invest in different compositions of people, communities, networks and organisations over the long term, which they describe as ecologies, platforms, ecosystems, assemblages, networks and constellations.

A total of £25 million is available for this programme until March 2022 with more funding expected beyond that.

The minimum grant is £150,000. The minimum length is two years. Funding can be available for up to 10 years in some circumstances.