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Villages – Get Ready!

2 June 2009

The search is on. We’re looking for villages with lots of enthusiasm and a great community enterprise idea to apply to Village SOS, which launched last night.

Through this exciting new partnership with the BBC we’ll be putting a spotlight on six villages across the UK and following their journey. Each of the six successful villages will share up to £3million from the Big Lottery Fund and work closely with a Village Champion to get their project up and running.

We have high hopes for this programme and for me it’s the positive philosophy of the programme that really stands out. It’s another example of how we want to promote pioneering methods of involving the public in BIG’s work. We know the Series when it’s aired will be a really powerful way of raising awareness about the opportunities and challenges facing rural communities. The ultimate goal is that the six projects funded act as a vehicle for learning, inspiring other villages and demonstrating what can be achieved when communities work together.
Tune in to The One Show tonight and tomorrow at 7pm on BBC One, which will be highlighting the programme.

If you want to find out more about Village SOS take a look at our Information leaflet

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