About The People's Projects

The People’s Projects is a partnership between the Big Lottery Fund, ITV, STV and The National Lottery that gives the public a say in awarding National Lottery funding to local projects across the UK.

Since 2005, around £36 million has been awarded through this partnership to 770 Good Causes across the UK.

How to vote*

Find projects near you by selecting an ITV or STV region on our map or list, by entering your postcode, or, if you are on a mobile, allow us to use your current location*. You can browse projects in each region using the information and films to help you choose the one you would like to receive funding.

Once you have chosen a project, submit your vote or browse other regions to vote for projects in a different region. When submitting your vote, we ask for your name, email address and postcode. We will then email you a link that you need to click on to confirm your vote. You can vote for one project in each region per email address but your votes must all be placed at the same time.

You can vote between 9am on Monday 20 March to noon on Monday 3 April 2017. Alternatively, you can vote by post. For details on how to do so please see FAQs question 5 or call 0800 197 8610.

Full terms and conditions

*Please note that the map and postcode finder are only an approximate guide and there is no guarantee you will be given your local ITV region. If you can't find the project or region you want, please go to the list of regions.

How the grants will be awarded

The People’s Projects is an opportunity for you to have your say in where National Lottery funding goes in your community.

In September 2016 the Big Lottery Fund invited projects that have received funding through its small grants programmes over the past year to say what they had achieved and how they would like to develop their project further.

Big Lottery Fund, ITV and STV shortlisted five projects in each region to go forward to the public vote and now we want you to decide which projects you would like to see receive National Lottery funding. The three projects that receive the most votes in each region will receive up to £50,000. The runners up will be offered a discretionary award of up to £5,000.

About the partners

  • The Big Lottery Fund distributes National Lottery funding to communities and charitable projects across the UK
  • ITV supports the promotion of The People’s Projects through regional news broadcasting
  • STV promotes The People’s Projects across Scotland through a special programme on STV
  • The National Lottery raises £30 million every week for good causes.