Tag Archives: Big Lottery Refund

Just before you set up the new lottery


On the 21st December Henry Smith, MP for Crawley and Maria Caulfield, MP for Lewes along with 49 other Parliamentarians signed a letter which was sent to three members of the Cabinet, calling for them to “to establish a new … Continue reading

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A debate that ignored the big fat elephant


On Thursday a small number of MPs gathered together in the House of Commons to discuss how important Lottery funding is for local charities. Tragically the debate disclosed the high levels of ignorance that certain MPs have for local charities,  … Continue reading

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We need our Big Lottery Refund!


Last week, Crawley MP Henry Smith used his website to encourage his constituents to apply for the Postcode Lottery’s Dream Fund. This opportunity exists across the UK. The fund consists of £3M of which one allocation will be £1M and … Continue reading

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An effective penny pincher?


A red topped newspaper which is quite rightly banned from my home city of Liverpool and a number of football stadia across the UK printed a story on Saturday on the penny pinching behaviour of the Chairman of Network Rail. … Continue reading

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Let us have our money back – now


In 2007 the Labour Government sought to pay for the ballooning cost of the 2012 Olympic Games, and unexpectedly ‘borrowed’ £425M from Big Lottery funds, set aside for good causes. This was in addition to the £213M which the Government … Continue reading

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A good days work, or a wasted year?


Today in her brand new coach with its electric windows, the Queen will open Parliament for the last time before this coalition Government ends its five year tenure. The early indications that this was to be a quiet year are being … Continue reading

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