Charity and Voluntary Sector
BIG: A new £15 million pot of lottery funding has been opened up by the Big Lottery Fund for UK-based organisations that will work in partnership to help the most marginalised communities across the world. BIG will award grants of £1m - £5m for development work that has a particular focus of improving mother & child health, measures to prevent HIV/AIDS and mitigate its impact and education with an explicit focus on girls.
Organisations applying to the reopened Big Lottery Fund’s International Strategic programme will aim to tackle the causes of poverty and deprivation and bring real changes to the lives of the most disadvantaged people in the developing world.
To help potential applicants develop their portfolios, BIG will be holding briefing workshops in London on 8 and 18 October 2007.