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BIG Lottery Reaching Communities message - 21 April 2011

BIG has warned potential applicants about the high level of competition for Reaching Communities grants in a 'Key Message'.

The Key Message includes the following statistics, in 2010/11 BIG received:

  • 5,730 outline proposals requesting over £1 billion (many not eligible for funding)
  • 1,322 eligible full applications asking for £354,713,780.

BIG made:

  • 500 grants totalling £124,127,283.
  • The average grant size awarded was £248,255.

The message goes on to warn that 'cuts in funding elsewhere are likely to mean a further increase in competition' and gives advice to charities looking for funding.

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