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When can we apply? Show Hide answer
Entry packs for The People’s Millions will be available from Wednesday 13 March 2013, and the deadline for completed applications for the competition is 12 noon on Monday 13 May 2013.
How much money is available for The People’s Millions? Show Hide answer
A total of £3.8 million is available for The People’s Millions competition in 2013. We intend to fund 76 projects across the 19 ITV news areas between £20,000-£50,000 each.
The People’s Millions has awarded over £27.8 million to 523 projects since it was launched in 2005.
How many awards will you make in this year’s competition? Show Hide answer
This year we intend to fund 76 projects of between £20,000 and £50,000 (including VAT). We expect to make four awards in each of the 19 ITV regional news areas.
How do I enter? Show Hide answer
Visit our apply page to download an application form
Who can apply? Show Hide answer
We want to encourage applications from a wide range of organisations that can submit community-based projects. The following organisations are eligible:
• voluntary and community groups
• local authorities; schools; statutory health bodies
• branches of organisations or partnerships
Your project must provide opportunities for people to enjoy their local area, whether indoors or out, for all to enjoy.
We want to encourage projects that:
• improve the lives of people in your community
• inspire local people to get involved.
Can local authorities submit more than one bid to the People’s Millions? Show Hide answer
No, we will only accept one application from a local authority. However in LEAs each school can submit a separate application to the competition.
How will I know which ITV News region I should nominate on the application form? Show Hide answer
The 19 ITV regions are listed in our application guidance notes. You should select the regional ITV news programme that you and the people who will benefit from your project watch. There is further guidance on how to select your region on the People’s Millions website here.
What activities will this programme support? Show Hide answer
We want to fund new projects that will improve the lives of people in your community.
As a small local project will we be disadvantaged if we are paired with a larger project? Show Hide answer
This shouldn’t be a disadvantage as all projects get equal airtime on television, and will be seen by people across the ITV region. BIG provides media and campaign training to all finalists, and projects should promote their project as widely as possible to gain support. You can’t rely on the TV vote, but mobilise your supporters to vote for you.
Will rural areas miss out on The People’s Millions funding due to the lack of population compared to urban areas? Show Hide answer
No. We will consider a range of factors when drawing up the shortlist of projects including the geographic spread, the rural and urban balance, and the type of activities. We will then look to ensure that, wherever possible, projects that are paired up for the public vote are well balanced and the public is given the opportunity to compare ‘like with like’.
The projects should campaign to capture the public’s imagination and persuade them to vote for their project.
Will you give any support to projects that are shortlisted but are unsuccessful in getting funding? Show Hide answer
We are not able to provide funding for unsuccessful projects. They will have benefited from developing their project, and the regional publicity they receive may put them in a position to access other funding.
How much will it cost to phone for my application pack? Show Hide answer
Calls to 0845 numbers from a residential BT landline may be included in your talk plan but should cost no more than 3p per minute plus the BT call set up fee of 14p. Therefore the minimum cost of a call is 17p. Calls from other networks may vary and calls from mobile networks may be significantly more.
The best way to enter is to download an entry form from The People’s Millions website