- The Peoples Projects
- Release date:
- 6 4 2017
Three projects across ITV London have each won up to £50,000 of National Lottery funding to support their local communities.
Haircuts4Homeless, PramDepot CIC and Stand Out for Autism CIC won the most public votes in The People’s Projects, which saw 95 projects across the UK compete for grants to develop their work further.
The People’s Projects is a partnership between the Big Lottery Fund, ITV and The National Lottery which gives the public the chance to decide how £3 million of National Lottery funding could make a difference in their local area.
The three projects that received the most public votes in ITV London are:
Haircuts4Homeless in Stanford-le-Hope, which received £46,040 to expand its work offering free haircuts to homeless people by skilled hairdressers. The funding will be used to recruit more volunteers and keep them motivated so they can support around 10,000 homeless people a year. The haircuts will provide a therapeutic and enjoyable experience for people, as well as helping to boost their self-esteem.
PramDepot on the Move by PramDepot CIC in Wood Green, which was awarded £49,854 to provide high quality recycled baby clothes and equipment for women who are vulnerable or facing financial difficulties, including asylum seekers, victims of domestic violence and those with mental health issues. The funding will be used to run a delivery service to distribute donations to a range of organisations all over London, extending the group’s reach to support more women.
Autism Friendly Activities for All by Stand Out for Autism CIC in Maidenhead, which got a grant of £46,060 to expand its programme of activities designed for the differing needs of people with autism, in terms of both age and ability, as well as their families. These will run weekly at community locations and will include an after-school multi-activity club for children aged 5 to 13, a Friday night youth club for 13 to 18 year olds and adult multi-sport sessions.
Dawn Austwick, Big Lottery Fund Chief Executive, said: “We are proud to be supporting this year’s winners in The People’s Projects. They are using National Lottery funding to bring people together and give them the opportunity to build their skills, make new friends and learn from one another. We want to congratulate these great projects and look forward to seeing the positive difference they make to local communities.”
Films and more information on each of the projects are available at www.thepeoplesprojects.org.uk
Since 2005, around £39 million has been awarded through the Big Lottery Fund, the National Lottery and ITV/STV partnership to 865 Good Causes across the UK.
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Notes to Editors:
- The National Lottery was created in 1994 with the ambition of changing lives across the nation. To date, over 4,400 new millionaires have been created and over £36 billion has been raised for Good Cause projects.
- Every time you play The National Lottery, you are making a difference, by contributing towards the staggering £30 million raised every week for good causes. Every part of the UK is reached, and over 500,000 projects have been funded, averaging 160 projects per postcode. These projects help to build local communities, power sports teams, save the environment, unleash creative talent, empower the elderly, unlock young potential and help change our nation for the better.
- The People’s Projects is a partnership between the Big Lottery Fund, ITV and the National Lottery which gives the public the chance to have a say in how National Lottery funding is spent in their community.
- The competition funds projects that improve the lives of people and communities across the UK.
- This year 57 awards of up to £50,000 are up for grabs across the UK – three awards in each ITV region.
- For more information on shortlisted groups and voting visit www.thepeoplesprojects.org.uk
- The Big Lottery Fund is the largest funder of community activity in the UK. We put people in the lead to improve their lives and communities, often through small, local projects.
- We are responsible for giving out 40% of the money raised by National Lottery players for good causes. Last year we awarded £583 million and supported around 12,000 projects across the UK for health, education, environment and charitable purposes.
- Since June 2004 we have awarded over £8 billion to projects that change the lives of millions of people.