The Big Lottery Fund in partnership with ITV, awarded 60 Lottery grants totalling £3.6 million to community projects across the UK marking the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Another fantastic reason to have a Big Lunch on the Jubilee weekend 3 June 2012!
Are you are involved in any of the community initiatives who competed for funding? We’d love to hear your story. Help us encourage those involved to join The Big Lunch and celebrate their local community with millions across the UK. In our next blog we’ll take a look at the Northern Ireland result and share with you some of the highlights.
Since 2005 The Big Lottery Fund and ITV have been giving viewers the good cause chequebook to decide how Lottery cash is spent. Each year the shortlisted projects feature on ITV regional news and the public vote to decide which great cause gets the funding.
This year four projects in each of the 15 ITV regional news areas were awarded grants of £20-£60k for new activities to involve, inspire and improve local communities.
Take a look at The People’s Millions and Jubilee People’s Millions website to see the results in your local region.