How it works

Local Sustainability Fund

Delivered by the Big Lottery Fund on behalf of the Office for Civil Society, the Local Sustainability Fund (LSF) aims to help medium sized voluntary, community and social enterprises (VCSE) organisations to secure a more sustainable way of working by providing funding and support to help them review and transform their operating models.

LSF has awarded funds to 265 VCSE organisations. Please note that the Local Sustainability Fund only had one round of applications and there will therefore be no further opportunities to apply. 

This site is for LSF applicants to access their Diagnostic Tool reports, and for LSF grant holders to manage their grants

For grant holders, once you log in to your account you will be able to view messages, updates and complete your reports as they become available.

LSF applicants will only be able to view their overall report and responses to the individual questions by accessing the “My account” page.

If you are not an LSF applicant/grant holder and are interested in completing the VCSE diagnostic tool or are a previous LSF applicant and wish to complete another report please visit The VCSE Strength Checker at

The LSF grant management site is run by the Big Lottery Fund on behalf of the Office for Civil Society.