The People’s Projects
The National Lottery Community Fund, The National Lottery, ITV, UTV and the Sunday Mail in Scotland have teamed up to give the public a chance to decide how over £4 million in National Lottery funding should be put to good use in their local area.
With 95 organisations shortlisted across the UK for this year’s campaign, you voted for the projects you wanted to see receive up to £70,000 of funding to improve the lives of people in their community.
How the grants will be awarded
The People’s Projects has awarded around £45 million to over 1,000 good causes across the UK since it started in 2005.
In September 2022 The National Lottery Community Fund invited organisations across the UK that are already doing great work in their local community to apply.
The National Lottery Community Fund and ITV shortlisted five projects in each region to go forward to the public vote and you decided which projects you wanted to see receive National Lottery funding.
The three projects that received the most votes in each ITV region have received up to £70,000. The runners up have been offered a discretionary award of up to £10,000.
Sunday Mail region:
The National Lottery Community Fund and the Sunday Mail in Scotland shortlisted 15 projects to go forward to the public vote and you decided which projects you wanted to see receive National Lottery funding.
The nine projects across Scotland that received the most votes received up to £70,000. The six runners up have been offered a discretionary award of up to £10,000.
About our partners
The National Lottery Community Fund
The National Lottery Community Fund is the largest funder of community activity in the UK – supporting people and communities to prosper and thrive.
It awards money raised by National Lottery players to communities across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, and to work closely with Government to distribute vital grants and funding from key Government programmes and initiatives.
Thanks to the support of National Lottery players, funding is open to everyone. The National Lottery Community Fund is privileged to be able to work with the smallest of local groups right up to UK-wide charities, enabling people and communities to bring their ambitions to life.
National Lottery players raise over £30 million each week for good causes throughout the UK. Since The National Lottery began in 1994, £47 billion has been raised for good causes. National Lottery funding has been used to support over 635,000 projects - 255 projects per postcode area.
ITV supports the public vote for The People's Projects in news programmes across England and Wales and with UTV in Northern Ireland. ITV News is the UK’s largest commercial news organisation producing news on a regional, national and international scale.
The Sunday Mail is Scotland’s best-selling newspaper and is sister to the Daily Record. It offers Scottish exclusives, award winning investigative features, campaigning journalism and much more.
The National Lottery
Over £30 million is raised every week for good causes and more than 670,000 projects have now been funded. For every game played, a proportion goes to funding projects big and small across the UK, through 12 specialist organisations who distribute this money to projects supporting communities, arts, sport and heritage.