Every day someone comes up with a great idea to make their community a better place to live but all too often these ideas never come to life. The People’s Millions could change all that and, best of all, the decision will not be made by committee but by the public.
The People’s Millions is an annual TV competition run by Big Lottery Fund and ITV which awards National Lottery funding to community projects that will improve the lives of local people. This year there are four awards of up to £50,000 on offer in each of the 19 ITV and STV regional news areas across the UK.
The competition opens today for entries from voluntary and community groups, local authorities, schools, statutory health bodies and branches of organisations or partnerships. Anything from youth and environmental projects to schemes that improve employment prospects or help people in need are in with a chance of convincing their community through a broadcast on STV regional news that their idea is worthy of the prize.
Big Lottery Fund Scotland Director, Jackie Killeen, said “The People’s Millions has had such a positive impact on the lives of so many people across the UK. This year we are looking for ideas and projects which are new, inspired and have the ability to make lives better I urge anyone who has a great idea and wants to make a difference in their community to download a form today.”
Entry packs are available here and the deadline for completed entries is 12 noon on Friday 16 May 2014.