114 Local Community Projects Up For The People’s Millions TV Vote Across The UK
This competition, a long-running collaboration between ITV and the Big Lottery Fund since 2005, 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 people 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 up to £50,000 of Lottery cash.
Since The People’s Millions began in 2005 the competition has funded over 520 diverse community projects UK-wide with an incredible £27.8 million in Big Lottery Fund good cause money.
The People’s Millions 2013 competition will take place for three days beginning on November 25th on ITV’s evening Regional News and will give 114 selected community groups across the regions all over the UK the opportunity to win the public vote on why they deserve a life changing Lottery award.
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 help decide who wins the prize.
There are three, £50,000 awards up for grabs in each region – one award for each night, as well as a bonus award for the runner up with the most phone votes across the week.
This is the eighth year that the Big Lottery Fund and ITV have given the public the chance to help choose where the 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 Programmes 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: "We're looking forward to another great year with The People's Millions where local groups showcase inspiring projects in the ITV regions. The winners will each have up to £50,000 of Lottery money to make a real difference to the lives of people in their communities."
To find out more about each of this year’s selected projects please visit www.peoplesmillions.org.uk/2013-finalists
Visit the People's Millions website for more information. www.peoplesmillions.org.uk
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