114 Local Community Projects Up For The People’s Millions
TV Vote Across The UK.
This initiative, a long-running collaboration between ITV and the Big Lottery Fund, asks communities to develop projects that will capture the public's imagination, inspire local people to get involved and make a lasting difference to the lives of those in their area through improvements to their neighbourhood.
This year, 114 Local Community Projects from our Local News Regions across the UK have been shortlisted to battle for the public vote and £50,000 of National Lottery cash.
Since The People’s Millions began in 2005 it has funded 599 diverse community projects UK-wide with an incredible £31.3 million in National Lottery money from the Big Lottery Fund.
The People’s Millions 2014 will take place for three days beginning on November 24th on ITV’s evening Regional News. Each night two projects will make their bid for viewers’ support to take home up to £50,000, with the public voting by phone to have their say on who wins the prize.
There are three awards up for grabs in each region – one award for each night, plus a bonus award for the runner up with the most phone votes across the week.
This is the ninth year that the Big Lottery Fund and ITV have given the public the chance to have their say on where the National Lottery good cause cash goes in their region.
Voting numbers will be available on the day the projects are due to appear on our Regional News Programs with telephone voting lines opening at 9am on each day and winners announced the following day.
Dawn Austwick, Big Lottery Fund Chief Executive, said: “The highly imaginative range of projects shortlisted for The People’s Millions this year really will enable local lives to be changed by you. 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 vote counts!”
Adam Crozier, Chief Executive of ITV plc, said: The People's Millions is an exciting way for people around the UK, through the ITV regions, to win up to £50,000 of Lottery money to improve their communities. We congratulate all the projects on making the final shortlist and wish them all the very best of luck.
To find out more about each of this year’s selected projects please click here http://www.peoplesmillions.org.uk/2014-finalists
For Voting Terms please click here.