People’s Projects

More than £2.5 million awarded to local community causes

The People’s Projects is a collaboration with The Big Lottery Fund giving the public a chance to decide how National Lottery funding can make a difference in their local area. This year, nearly 100 local community projects and organisations from our Local News Regions across the UK were shortlisted and went to the public vote with a chance of winning up to £50,000.

Five local community projects and organisations were featured on each of our 19 News regions to capture the public’s hearts and minds and compete for online votes. The three projects from each region that won the highest number of votes received up to £50,000 each. The remaining two organisations from each region were considered for a grant of up to £5,000 each. The process was independently adjudicated by Electoral Reform Services.

A total of over £2,500,000 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 £33 Million have been awarded to 675 community causes across the UK.

To find out more about each of this year’s winners visit The People’s Projects website.