01 December 2022


Notice of Closure of NLC Funding Applications for FY 2022/23

30 November 2022 – The National Lotteries Commission wishes to notify all prospective applicants of the closure of receipt for applications for the 2022/23 financial year.

In July this year the NLC announced a temporary suspension of the call for applications with the intention to assess the large volume of applications received as of 1 April 2022.

At the time of the announcement, over 5602 applications had been received, with that number increasing to over 9000 by 31 July 2022.

The suspension of applications was subsequently extended to 30 November 2022.

With 9420 applications captured, the decision not to reopen for receipt of applications has been informed by the volume of applications received, those approved for funding, and those still pending adjudication as detailed below:

SectorApproved for fundingDeclinedAwaiting adjudicationGrandTotal
Arts, Culture and National Heritage493 1323 653 2469
Miscellaneous Purposes259315133
Sport and Recreation11974874962180
Grand Total2476365932859420

For follow-up on already submitted applications, please call the NLC Contact Centre on 08600 65383. The NLC wishes to assure stakeholders of our continued commitment to impactful, fair, and equitable distribution of funding.


Issued by:        National Lotteries Commission