Jubilee People’s Millions
Big Lottery Fund and ITV, with the approval of Buckingham Palace, are helping to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012.
Jubilee People's Millions projects will inspire, involve or improve their local communities. If you’ve got an idea that could breathe life into your local area and improve the lives of the people who live there, why not apply for a grant of up to £60 000!
Eight finalists from the North East (and eight reserves) will be given media training. The eight finalists then produce a short film about their project, with help from ITV, which will be shown on Tyne Tees evening news. The public will vote for the projects they would like to see receive the funding. During voting week, two projects will be shown every night from Monday - Thursday, with four winners and one runner up announced by the end of the week.
For finalists, the People's Millions can help:
• Galvanize your supporters and the local community
• Raise the profile of your project and your organisation
• Give you valuable but fun and supportive media training – reserves receive the training too.
• Clarify and publicise your strengths and goals
For more information visit the People’s Millions website or phone 0845 0 10 11 12. Groups have until midday 4 February 2011 to enter. The winning projects will be awarded the funding in summer 2011, in order to be up and running in time for Her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee year in 2012.
The application process is quick and easy. Community groups, schools, local authorities, and health bodies can apply.