Reaching Communities awards five-year funding of between £10,000 and £500,000 to projects that help vulnerable and socially excluded people.
It is open to statutory organisations, including schools, as well as charities and social enterprises.
The latest beneficiaries include Action for Blind People, which has been awarded £499,651 to provide specialist equipment to blind and partially sighted people in rural areas.
A BLF spokeswoman said 32 per cent of organisations that applied received funding. The figure in the last financial year was 35 per cent.
Awards are made monthly and a total of £80m is being distributed in 2009/10.