UK National Lottery grants: leaders with lived experience

Leaders with Lived Experience is a pilot programme providing National Lottery grants of between £20,000 and £50,000 to support lived experience leadership.

A lived experience leader is someone who uses their first-hand experience of a social issue to create positive change for, and with, communities and people they share those experiences with. At this stage it is estimated that between 15-20 grants will be awarded.

Apply by email:

Download the application form (DOCX 121 KB)

Get in touch

If you need more information, advice or support in completing your application (or need the application materials in an alternative format) please contact us at or call the advice team on 0345 4 10 20 30.



Suitable for

Voluntary or community organisations set up or run by leaders with lived experience

Application deadline

5pm, 25th February 2019


More information available here.


By Mulka Nisic

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