Partnership agreement guidance
Applicants to myplace must submit a copy of their partnership agreement with their business and
capital delivery plans. If you are successful under the standard route process this means that you
will need to submit your draft partnership agreement within six months of receiving an in-principle
grant offer. If we have confirmed that you can apply to myplace using the Fast-track process you
will need to send your draft partnership agreement with your application form.
We will review your partnership agreement to check it meets our requirements and we may need
you to make some changes. Under the myplace terms and conditions of grant the Big Lottery
Fund must approve the partnership agreement before your project can start.
The amount of detail needed in the partnership agreement depends on the extent to which you
are dependent on other partner organisations to deliver the project and achieve its outcomes.
Your partnership agreement when signed must be a formal written document that ensures that
you can meet all the terms and conditions of grant; provide the Big Lottery Fund with all the
financial monitoring and any other information required throughout the period of your grant
agreement; and deliver the project on time and within budget.
You may find it helpful to refer to, or include, the myplace terms and conditions of grant in your
Partnership Agreement. The partnership agreement must also state that if there is any conflict
between the terms and conditions of the myplace grant and any other terms and conditions, then
the terms and conditions of the myplace grant will always take precedence.
The partnership agreement must cover the period during which you will need the help and
assistance from your partner(s) to ensure that you can meet all the myplace terms and
conditions. In most cases we will expect the partnership agreement to extend beyond the initial
capital phase, to cover at least the period over which partners have committed ongoing revenue