The People’s Millions 2010 will be providing lottery funding of up to £50,000 taken from the BIG (Big Lottery Fund) to help 75 worthy causes that have been voted for by the general public. The £3.8m worth of awards will be allocated -subject to sufficient votes being received - to local community projects that have been shortlisted by the People’s Millions and the Big Lottery Fund partnership.
Entry forms for lottery funding available now
The projects will need to convince the partnership that the project that they are seeking funding for is both worthwhile and viable and will aid the local community. Applications are being invited for entries to receive the funds which have been collected through lottery ticket sales. Entry forms for those interested in nominating a community project can be found now at the People’s Millions site. All applications must be returned to the partnership by the closing date of May 14th, the partnership will then assess the merits of each application and will release details of the shortlisted projects during October 2010. Final project selections will be screened on ITV during November 2010 when the public will get the opportunity to vote for those that they believe are the most worth of funding from the Big lottery Fund.
Lots of worthwhile causes helped already
There have been many worthwhile causes helped by the Big Lottery Fund, in fact over £21.4 m has already been spent on community projects such as the refurb project of a local bands hall, a yacht specially adapted to accommodate those with disabilities and many more causes from health, sport, education and the arts etc. The Big Lottery Fund is able to help the worthwhile causes as they are able to collect 28p from every £1 spent by the public on lottery tickets.