Over the past eight years The People's Millions have awarded more than £27.8m to 523 community projects across the UK. This year we will break the 30 million pound mark as we have 76 awards to give away totalling up to £3.8m. Each grant is for up to £50,000. Could the next winning project be yours?
The People's Millions is a grants programme run by the Big Lottery Fund in partnership with ITV. The aim of The People’s Millions programme is to fund projects that improve the lives of people in their community.
You can apply if you are:
• a voluntary or community organisation
• a school
• a local authority
• or a branch of organisation or partnership
Previous winners include:
The TreeHouse project from London which built special playgrounds and a sports and football pitch. It also helped build a woodland walk so children could learn about nature and feel calm and relaxed.
Oak Farm Project from Ditton Priors near Shrewsbury which refurbished an unused farm building to house a village history archive plus a bakery and farm shop selling locally grown produce.
Dancing with Giants from Chester organised a Carnival of 14ft Dancing Giants to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
The Green Bike project from Ipswich gave work experience to Mencap members through restoring old, unwanted bikes.
Bee Inspired: Gloucester Bee Guardians from Stroud spent a year inspiring the community to transform the city of Gloucester into a haven for bees by planting fruit trees, building bee friendly habitats and and having expert led bee walks.
St Peter's Primary from Plumbridge, Co Tyrone which built a multi-purpose activity area split into different zones for play, calming, music experimentation and gardening.
You have from now until noon on Monday 13th May to apply. Shortlisted projects will go head-to-head for voting on ITV Regional News at 6pm during the last week of November. Media training will be offered. Terms and conditions at itv.com/terms
To apply just click on this link.