Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Who wants to be a millllllionaireeee?

Viewers of Channel 4’s hit show The Secret Millionaire will now be
able to play a part in helping local community groups secure
much-needed funding through the Big Lottery Fund’s new Secret
Millionaire Fund.

Big Lottery Fund and The Secret Millionaire have teamed up to give
viewers of the programme a chance to act on the charitable inspiration
fuelled by the show. Lottery funding worth £1 million has been lined
up to give away in grants across the UK of up to £10,000 from the
Fund.

People can visit http://www.channel4.com/secretmillionaire to find out
if their community group is eligible to apply, or they can even
nominate a local good cause who could benefit from the funding. Groups
can then download a straightforward application form and apply to
BIG’s Secret Millionaire Fund.

Successful applicants may then be selected for filming by Channel 4
and appear on the website or TV programme. Visitors to the website can
also showcase their favourite local cause on an interactive map of the
UK and get involved by donating time or money.

The Secret Millionaire Fund will support projects that give people
better chances in life, build stronger communities, improve rural and
urban environments or promote healthier and more active people and
communities.

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