Terms & Conditions

“THE PEOPLE’S PROJECTS” VOTE: VOTING INTERACTION INFORMATION

Voting method:

The projects that have been shortlisted for the vote will feature on any of the following: 

Each project can apply for a grant of up to a maximum value of £50,000 (the “grants”). Individuals can vote for the projects to which they think the Big Lottery Fund should award the grants in each of the following regions: Anglia East, Anglia West, Border, Central East, Central West, Granada, London, Meridian East, Meridian West, STV Central East, STV Central West, STV North, Tyne Tees, UTV, Cymru Wales, West Country East, West Country West, Yorkshire North, Yorkshire South (the “Regions”). 

You may vote for one of five projects per Region as featured on the relevant Programme.

You may register your vote by one of the following methods:

  • Web: Users can vote at www.thepeoplesprojects.org.uk (the “Website”) and follow the instructions attached on the voting page.  You must register online via the Website before you will be able to vote. Once you have registered via the Website, you will receive a verification email to the email address that you have registered with. Votes will only be counted once you have clicked on the verification link and followed the instructions. There is no charge when voting via the Website, although internet service provider’s (“ISP”) fees may apply when you access the internet. Please refer to your ISP for more details.
  • Post: Send the name of the project to which you think a grant should be provided, your name, address and a contact telephone number (including area code if applicable) to “Freepost, THE PEOPLE’S PROJECTS”.

The Promoters may permit certain reputable third parties to offer voting services and may count eligible votes received from such services during specified voting times in calculating the vote results. In the event of any conflict between these interaction terms and conditions and any third party’s terms and conditions in relation to the vote, these interaction terms and conditions shall prevail.

The Promoters are unable to confirm the integrity of and are not responsible for any vote services promoted outside the UK and Isle of Man or for any unofficial voting methods as these are not within their control. Votes must not be sent in through agents or on behalf of another person, and individuals cannot submit votes as an agent of any other person. The Promoters and the Programme producers reserve the right to discount votes if they have reasonable grounds to suspect they have been made from unofficial third party voting services or otherwise in breach of any applicable terms and conditions.

Opening/closing times:

Voting opens on Monday 20 March 2017 at 9am and closes at noon on Monday 3 April 2017.  Any votes received outside this period will not be included.

Voting restrictions:

You may vote once per email address per region and all votes made online must be placed at the same time. You may also vote once by post per region and votes for multiple regions may be submitted in one postcard or in separate postcards. If you exceed this limit your vote will not be counted. 

The Promoters reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to disqualify any project for reasons including but not limited to, where, in the Promoters’ reasonable opinion, it seems likely that the relevant project has been the subject of voting, fraudulent or otherwise, which has had the effect of excessively manipulating or tampering with the outcome of the vote.

For the avoidance of doubt, nothing in these terms and conditions is intended to prevent any project from soliciting votes in any media.

Voting results:

The three projects that receive the highest number of votes in each Region will each receive the grant that they applied for. The projects receiving the fourth and fifth highest number of votes in each region may receive a runners-up cash award up to a maximum value of £5,000 each, at the discretion of the Big Lottery Fund.

The outcome of the vote will be shown on the Programmes during the week commencing 3 April 2017. 

Contingencies:

In the event that two or more projects receive an equal number of votes, both/all of the projects will receive the relevant cash award (whether they are tied as winners or as runners-up) up to a maximum value of £50,000.

In the event that the outcome of a vote cannot be reasonably determined because of tampering, unauthorised intervention, fraud, error, technical failure or other circumstance beyond the reasonable control of the Promoters, which would corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the vote, then all or part of the vote may be cancelled, declared invalid or postponed and the Promoters’ decision will be final as to which of the projects (if any) are offered a grant. In reaching its decision, the Big Lottery Fund will assess the circumstances with all the information that is reasonably available to it, including which projects had the most public support. The Promoters reserve the right to disqualify entries or suspend voting if there are reasonable grounds to suspect that fraudulent voting has occurred or there has been any attempt to dishonestly manipulate the vote.  The Promoters shall have the right to substitute an alternative selection method at their absolute discretion.

Promoters for STV Regions: STV Central Limited, & STV North Limited, Pacific Quay, Glasgow, G51 1PQ and the Big Lottery Fund, 1 Plough Place, London EC4A 1DE

Promoters for ITV Regions: ITV Consumer Limited, The London Television Centre, Upper Ground, London SE1 9LT and the Big Lottery Fund, 1 Plough Place, London EC4A 1DE

Award Provider: The Big Lottery Fund, 1 Plough Place, London EC4A 1DE

The Promoters will only use your personal data for the administration and promotion of the People’s Projects. 

For more information on how the Big Lottery Fund uses your information, please refer to: https://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/about-big/customer-service/privacy-policy.

ITV's General Competition, Prize Draw, Vote and Poll Terms and Conditions also apply. To view these, please click here.

Contact:

For ITV programmes and information, please click here.

For STV programmes and information, please click here.