About The People's Projects

For the 13th year, the Big Lottery Fund, ITV, STV and The National Lottery are teaming up to give the public a chance to decide how National Lottery funding should be put to good use in their local area. 

Since 2005, around £39 million has been awarded through this partnership to 865 good causes across the UK.

How to vote*

Step 1 – find a project to vote for

Select a region on our map or list, by entering your postcode, or, if you are on a mobile device, allow us to use your current location*.
You can vote for one project in each region per email address but your votes must all be placed at the same time.

Step 2 – click on a project in your chosen region

Watch the films to find out more about the projects and choose one to vote for within that region. 

Step 3 – vote now

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. You will then be emailed a link that you need to click on to confirm your vote. In order for your vote to be counted, please follow this link and remember to check your junk folder too.
You can vote between 9am on Monday 16 April to midday on Monday 30 April 2018. 

Alternatively, you can vote by post. For details on how to do so please see FAQs question 6 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 or STV 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 2017 the Big Lottery Fund invited projects that have received funding through its small grants programme 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 and UTV support the promotion of The People’s Projects through regional news broadcasting
  • STV promotes The People’s Projects across Scotland through Live at Five on STV 2
  • Players of The National Lottery raise around £30 million every week for good causes.