Big Lottery Fund is the largest community funder in the UK. Last year, Big Lottery Fund supported over 13,000 projects using money raised by National Lottery players. In the 2016-17 financial year, Big Lottery Fund awarded more than £700 million to projects with a social mission.
In 2016, Big Lottery Fund commissioned TSIP to help organise a Roundtable for supporting stronger, more diverse civil society leadership. TSIP drew on international best practice, and consulted leaders and stakeholders across the UK social sector. TSIP is now working with Big Lottery Fund and UnLtd to develop a new social leadership programme for those with ‘lived experience’, in part to address the issues identified.