Funding news

01/06/05 - Lottery Bill provokes a mixed reaction

Despite the promises of public involvement, funding concerns remain.

Culture secretary Tessa Jowell promised the public a "far greater say" in future about where lottery money is spent, as the National Lottery Bill was reintroduced to Parliament last week.
A casualty of the pre-election dissolution, the Bill would formally merge the Community Fund and the New Opportunities Fund into the Big Lottery Fund, a merger that actually took place a year ago.