Questions & answers
People Powered Change will use BIG’s funding and influence to enable individuals and communities to develop and implement their ideas to change lives for the better.
All you need to know…
Is People Powered Change a new programme that I can apply to?
No it’s not a new programme. People Powered Change is the over arching banner under which all BIG’s investments in England will sit. Any new programmes developed during 2011 and beyond will meet the aims set out under People Powered Change.
Why the new approach?
People Powered Change isn’t a new approach, BIG has been doing this for years. We believe that every community facing problems contains within it people and groups who step forward as the solution. BIG will use its resources, passion, and belief in communities to unlock and inspire community action across the nation.
Our goal is to ensure that through our investments people and communities most in need can make the most of opportunities that arise during this critical time.
We also want people to share and celebrate their work, and learn from others that are doing it for themselves.
If I have a good idea where can I get money?
At the moment the two main programmes that provide funding are Reaching Communities and Awards for All. Further details about both of these programmes can be found on the Big Lottery Fund website. We hope to announce further funding opportunities during the coming year so watch this space!