Big Lottery Fund
The People’s Projects is back!
The National Lottery Community Fund, ITV, UTV and the Sunday Mail yesterday launched The People’s Projects – a National Lottery funding programme that not only delivers vital funding support to the heart of UK communities, but also raises awareness of the incredible work of community groups across the land.
The popular funding programme returns after a 3-year break and is making a share of over £4 million of National Lottery funding available with applications accepted as of yesterday. Groups and projects can apply for grants of up to £70,000 to help their communities and make a real difference to people’s lives.
The People’s Projects also offers an exciting opportunity for the general public to have a say in how National Lottery funding should be put to good use in their local area.
In May 2023, 95 shortlisted groups will take part in a national campaign, with the winners being decided by public vote. Shortlisted groups will be featured on regional TV news in their area (ITV or UTV) or in the Sunday Mail (in Scotland) where they will be able to tell the wider public about their great work and appeal for their vote.
Since it started in 2005, The People’s Projects has awarded around £45 million to over 1,000 good causes.
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