News & Opportunities

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People’s Millions - open for applications

The Big Lottery Fund and ITV have launched the People's Millions public voting competition for 2014. This year organisations can apply for up to £50,000 for projects that help communities to enjoy as well as transform their local environment.  The competition is open now until 13 May, entry forms are available from the website or by calling 0845 010 1112.

People will get the chance to vote for those projects they want to see funded in the region, when they are screened on the ITV regional news between 25 and 27 November.

Last year across the four nights of voting, each area received over 27,000 votes.

Projects can include:

  • projects to make the local environment cleaner, safer or greener
  • improving the local natural environment
  • improving the design, appearance or accessibility of local amenities
  • providing opportunities or facilities for enjoying the local environment or local amenities