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What does it take to become a People's Millions project?

The People's Millions is launching next month.

It has four grants of up to £50,000 to award to projects that improve the lives of local people in the Tyne Tees region, so now is the time to start thinking if you have an idea you believe could be a contender.

But what projects are we looking for? What are the keys to success?. David Wood has been investigating and speaking to Brainy Dogs project - a winner in 2011.

For details, terms and conditions and to apply visit www.itv.com/peoplesmillions

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People's Millions: Wednesday's Winner

People's Millions: Wednesday's Winner - Saltburn Theatre Magical Transformation Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

On tonight's programme (Thursday, November 28) ITV News Tyne Tees revealed the winner of Wednesday's People's Millions competition.

Saltburn Theatre Magical Transformation was presented with a cheque for £50,000 from The Big Lottery Fund to refurbish and update the town's community theatre.

People's Millions Bonus Award

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RVS Men in the Workshop win People's Millions bonus grant Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

A bonus grant for the best People's Millions runner-up project goes to RVS Men in the Workshop.

They will get almost £50,000 to create a workshop in a disused garage in Wooler in Northumberland, where older men will be able to get together and improve their wood-working and craft skills.

People's Millions: Tuesday's Winner

People's Millions: Tuesday's Winner Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

On tonight's programme (Wednesday, November 27), ITV News Tyne Tees revealed the winner of Tuesday's People's Millions competition.

U Can Achieve IT, in Pelton Fell, was presented with a cheque for £42,743 from The Big Lottery Fund to update computer equipment and pay for tutors.

The People's Millions: Entry deadline Monday 13th May at midday

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The People's Millions 2013 Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Over the past eight years, ITV - in partnership with the Big Lottery Fund - has awarded nearly thirty million pounds to more than five hundred community projects across the UK.

Prizes of up to fifty thousand pounds each will be awarded to the winning projects.

We want to encourage applications from a wide range of organisations that can submit community-based projects which improve the lives of local people.

The following organisations are eligible:

Voluntary or Community Organisations

Schools

Local Authorities

Health Bodies

Branches of Organisations or Partnerships.

You can enter any time between now and noon on May the13th.

List of eligible organisations
Who can enter The People's Millions Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Here are the details of how YOUR organisation can enter:

Visit www.itv.com/peoplesmillions OR call 0845 0 10 11 12.

Each call to the application line costs up to a maximum of 3p per minute PLUS an additional 14p set-up fee from a BT residential landline.

Calls from other networks may be higher and from mobiles will be considerably more.

Entrants must be 18 or over.

Lines close on Monday 13th May 2013 at midday.

Calls made after the closing time will not be counted but may still be charged.

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How to enter The People's Millions Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

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People's Millions: details of how to enter

If you want to be part of the Peoples Millions here's how you can receive an entry pack. Visit www.itv.com/peoplesmillions Or call 0845 0 10 11 12. Each call to the application line costs up to a maximum of 3p per minute plus an additional 14p set up fee from a BT residential landline.

Calls from other networks may be higher and from mobiles will be considerably more. Entrants must be 18 or over. Lines close on Monday 13th May 2013 at midday. Calls made after the closing time will not be counted but may still be charged.

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Enter People's Millions before time runs out

The People's Millions is back to ITV regional news. Across the country we are giving away 76 prizes of up to £50,000 each to the winning projects - and of course there will be big prizes in the Calendar region too.

Over the past eight years ITV in partnership with the Big Lottery Fund has awarded nearly 28 million pounds to 523 community projects across the UK. Sally Simpson has been to York to catch up with one of our previous winners to find out how the grants have helped improve lives.

But be quick - the closing date is next month.

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