Your Pound, Your Choice
21 Jun 2006
Camelot is to launch a 'Your Pound, Your Choice' trial this summer where the public will, for the first time, be able to tick boxes on voting slips at participating lottery retailers to vote for which local projects should get Lottery money.
Camelot and the Big Lottery Fund have identified two regions to pilot the scheme. Further details of participating areas will be made once final operational plans have been confirmed. The pilot scheme is expected to run in August, with up to five projects in the two regions competing for Lottery grants of up to £50,000.
The move is part of the Government's aim to give the public more say in where Lottery money goes, so that people can more easily see the public value of the Lottery at work in their own communities. The trial scheme will be run by Camelot and the Big Lottery Fund.