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11/01/05 - Charities fear drop in lottery grants to 'unpopular' causes

Voluntary sector leaders today warned that charities working with asylum seekers and refugees will stop receiving lottery cash after the new lottery distributor announced a change in the way it awards grants.

The Big Lottery Fund said it will phase out the open grants programme for voluntary and community groups programme after May. A range of new programmes to replace it will be decided later in the year following consultation, but its funding themes have already been prescribed by government.,8150,1387713,00.html