People’s Millions Countdown begins

There’s a last minute push on for eighteen groups to win support in a public vote that could see them win up to £50,000 from the Big Lottery Fund.

The People’s Millions 2013, which takes place across STV regions next week, (Commencing Nov 25) will give eighteen selected Scottish community groups the opportunity to win over the public on why they deserve a life changing Lottery award.

And in a change to how the competition will run on ITV regional news across the rest of the UK in Scotland due to the publication of the White Paper on Independence on Tuesday 26 November the STV Regions will now show the People’s Millions films one day later than planned.  The revised timetables for STV East, STV West and STV North can be found here.

Voting numbers will be available on the day the projects are due to appear on STV with Telephone voting lines* opening at 9am on each day and winners announced the following day.

Jackie Killeen, Director, Big Lottery Fund in Scotland said: “The highly imaginative range of projects shortlisted for The People’s Millions this year really will enable local lives to be changed by the viewing public. While it will undoubtedly present a challenge for the public to decide which good cause to choose, the end result is certain to benefit communities in need. We want to encourage everyone to show their support for the projects which capture their imagination, as every single vote counts!”

Gordon Macmillan, Head of News at STV, said, “STV’s continued involvement with The People’s Millions is a great opportunity to showcase some of the many deserving community groups across Scotland and give STV viewers a chance to have their say about where Lottery money should be spent.”

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