Big Lottery Fund
Statement: Outcome of our review into Mermaids UK grant
Following public interest regarding the proposed grant to Mermaids UK, The National Lottery Community Fund undertook a review of a number of concerns expressed in relation to the charity.
This review did not find any grounds to withhold funding from Mermaids UK. The grant has therefore been approved by the England Funding Committee.
As part of our grant management process, we will work closely with Mermaids UK to ensure they are supported in their development.
Mermaids UK Review Report_February 2019
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