The deadline to enter The People's Millions competition is approaching.

During the previous nine years, ITV has teamed up with The Big Lottery Fund, which distributes grants from the money raised by the National Lottery for good causes.

In that time, more than £30 million has been awarded to hundreds of communities projects across the UK.

This year, there are four awards of up to £50 thousand each to give away in our region.

Claire Montgomery has been to meet some of our previous winners:

We are looking for applications from a whole range of organisations or community-based projects that will improve the lives of people in the local community.

You could be a Voluntary or Community Organisation, a School, a Local Authority, a Health Body, a branch of an Organisation or a Partnership.

You can enter any time between now and noon on May 16th by visiting The People's Millions website or calling 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 Friday 16th May 2014 at midday.

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

For details, terms and conditions and to apply visit