This week we announce the 24 groups from across Scottish STV and ITV regions who have been chosen to compete for the chance to win up to £50,000 in Lottery funding.
The People’s Millions 2014 will be broadcast on STV East, West and North and ITV Border evening news bulletins at the end of November. This will see community groups go head-to-head in a bid to win a Big Lottery Fund award for life-changing projects.
A full list of all 24 Scottish projects and their plans for the money are available on the People’s Millions website. From now until voting night each group will be campaigning for your vote.
There’s four £50,000 awards up for grabs each region – one award for each night from 24 November to 26 November, as well as a bonus award for the runner up with the most phone votes across the week. Two groups each night will make their cases for viewers’ support to take home up to £50,000, with the public voting by phone to help decide who wins the prize.
Jackie Killeen, Scotland Director Big Lottery Fund, said: “The People’s Millions competition is a brilliant opportunity for people to have a say in how Lottery money is spent in their communities. Voters will have some difficult choices to make in deciding which of the excellent projects going head to head will get their support. But most importantly, the end result will benefit people and communities most in need.”
This is the ninth year that the Big Lottery Fund and ITV have teamed up to give the public the chance to choose where the Lottery good cause cash goes in their area. Since it began in 2005, the competition has funded over 599 diverse community projects across the UK with an incredible £31.3 million in Big Lottery Fund good cause money.