The People’s Projects is a collaboration between ITV News and The National Lottery Community Fund that gives the public a chance to decide how National Lottery funding can make a difference in their local area. 95 local community projects and organisations were featured throughout ITV, UTV and STV news regions across the UK with a chance of winning up to £50,000.
The three projects from each region that gained the highest number of votes received up to £50,000 each. The runners up in each region were offered a discretionary award of up to £5,000. The process was independently adjudicated by the Electoral Reform Services.
A total of £3 million has been awarded to this year’s winners and since 2005 (when the initiative was known as The People’s Millions) National Lottery grants worth around £45 million have been awarded to 1055 good causes across the UK.
Find out more about each of this year’s winners.