We have discussed the Big Lottery Fund in many articles here at Powerball Magazine; we’ve highlighted some of the important projects it supports, how it is funded and how much money has been available at certain times. What you may not know is that Camelot and the other bodies who administer the fund ask for public input for which projects should receive funding. You can be a part of this by entering the Big Lottery Fund vote.
Some 95 community, arts, heritage and social support projects have been short-listed for the Big Lottery Fund vote and all hope to grab a share of a £3m fund. Each could receive up to £50,000 and it all comes from the money generated by those who play the National Lottery – this includes the lottery games and the scratch cards, providing vital funds for projects that may have lost or will be losing funding from central government.
How To Enter The Big Lottery Fund Vote
If you want to have your say in the Big Lottery Fund vote and tell the lottery organisers and fund administrators which worthy causes and projects should get money from BLF, all you need to do is visit their dedicated page here at The People’s Projects. It’s a simple process. Simply enter your postcode and the site will present you with a region to choose. In most cases, your postcode will be within a single region. However, if you are close to a “border” you may be presented with several options. You may vote for one project in every region so once you have selected your choice, click the “choose another region” box to see the worthy causes elsewhere.
The voting closes on 13th March so get your votes in early to ensure that the causes you support are heard.