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A cause for celebration

14 September 2016

We hear from Lorna Forrest, senior programme manager: UK programmes, on the latest Celebrate news.tyne-gateway-the-childrens-society-12
In early July we launched Celebrate, a funding programme offering communities the chance to hold one off events or activities which celebrate their local community.

We have been overwhelmed by the popularity of Celebrate. Since it launched we’ve received over 1,300 applications across the UK already.

Due to the huge success we have allocated an extra £4.1 million of funding to give even more local communities the chance to come together and celebrate.

Lorna Forrest

Lorna Forrest

As we enter this final phase of funding; to build a spread of activity, we are going to be prioritising applications in England which will bring together different communities and generations, are people led and from schools and academies.

Each country is taking a slightly different approach to Celebrate, so please check our website for information relevant to the country you are in.

The type of projects we want to support might celebrate something from your local community’s history or a local hero. Or maybe it’s a chance to bring people together to get to know their neighbours better.

The final deadline for all completed Celebrate applications in all countries is noon, Friday 21 October 2016.

Good luck with your application!


2 Comments leave one →
  1. 28 September 2016 12:50 pm

    Dear Sir/Madam,
    Can this fund be use to celebrate / organise Black History Month?

    • Big Lottery Fund permalink*
      28 September 2016 1:12 pm

      Please give our Advice line a call on 0345 4 102030 and they can advise you on whether your project could be eligible for funding. Hope this helps.

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