BigLF funding must be additional to statutory or Government funding. This is seen as an advantage by the BigLF because it enables them to support approaches to deep rooted social challenges from a new angle. With public finances tightening and social challenges mounting, Lottery funding presents an opportunity to try fresh approaches and alternative solutions without diverting resources from core or frontline services.

This funding is not about funding new services, it is about funding organisations to better work together so that they are able to provide coordinated and blended services so that people receive help that is person-centred and relevant.