THE Big Lottery Fund and ITV, with the approval of Buckingham Palace, will help to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012. The organisers are looking for new projects that will improve local places and the lives of people in the community.
There may well be people reading this who want to work together to tackle a problem or make something happen in their area but lack the finance. The Jubilee People’s Millions could be the solution.
In June 2011, ITV regional news programmes will feature two great project ideas in each region each night for three nights, competing for viewers’ phone votes. Each winning project will be awarded £20,000 to £60,000 from the Big Lottery Fund. Projects need to capture the public’s imagination and persuade people to vote for them.
Applications are invited from a wide range of organisations that submit community-based projects. The following organisations are eligible: voluntary and community groups; local authorities; schools; statutory health bodies; social enterprises. Projects must provide opportunities for people to enjoy their local area, whether indoors or out, or improve local facilities for all.
Organisers are looking for projects that improve local places; improve the lives of people in the community and inspire local people to get involved.
Winning projects must begin work by September 30 and be up and running by February 29, 2012.
Entry packs for The Jubilee People’s Millions are available from www.peoplesmillions.org.uk and the deadline for completed applications is 12 noon on February 4.