Thursday, 3 November 2011

Lottery launches Millennium Now fund

Millennium Now is unlike anything we have delivered before. Developed together with Channel 4, public involvement is at the forefront of this new programme.
Through the Big Decision, the public told us where they felt £10 million of Lottery funding should go. We took this feedback and combined it with the results of an Ipsos MORI poll, conducted with 2000 people from across the nation, to help decide the five distinct project types that Millennium Now will fund.
Applications must specifically fit one of the Millennium Now project types and meet all three of the following outcomes:
  • Creating stronger connections between people and communities
  • Developing creative projects that have UK-wide relevance
  • Communities are involved in designing and delivering projects
The programme will make five grants, one under each project type, of between £1,500,000 and £2,000,000 for projects running over two years.
The journeys of the five organisations that receive funding from us will be filmed by Channel 4 for a new five-part series which will air in late-2012. Organisations that are thinking of applying will need to show willingness to be filmed throughout the development of their project as this is a key requirement of the programme.
(source:  Big Lottery)

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