Funding: Big Lottery Fund Announces Millennium Now Fund

The Big Lottery Fund (BIG) has revealed it is to launch an £11 million programme to invest in five projects to be chosen by the public. The announcement was made by BIG's Chief Executive, Peter Wanless, as part of a report reviewing the economic and social impact of initiatives funded by the Millennium Commission.

The Commission distributed £2.7 billion of Lottery funding to projects celebrating the new millennium, which include the Eden Project and Tate Modern.

Of the Millennium Now fund, Mr Wanless said:
"We want to know what epitomises the needs and desires of this generation and this decade.

"We will be asking the nation to tell us what really matters to them, which beneficiary groups they feel most deserve our funding and what that funding should be used for."

No further details are available on the fund, a Lottery spokeswoman said:
"The Millennium Now programme will allow the public to decide the themes that best represent their priorities for lottery funding in the current climate and will help to find five inspirational projects across the UK, each to receive a multi-million Big Lottery Fund cash injection."

For more information visit the Millennium Now website