Funding news

£165m 'Fulfilling Lives: A Better Start' programme - 14 November 2012

The Big Lottery Fund (BIG) programme is expected to invest between £30 and £50 million in three to five local authority areas over the next ten years.

The funding will aim to show the benefits of a focused approach on language development, social and emotional development, and diet and nutrition in children between 0 and 3 years.

Initially the programme will be open to Local Authorities who will be able to express an interest in their area being long-listed for further consideration. Funding will then be awarded to voluntary and community sector-led partnerships of relevant local public agencies, including the local authority and local health agencies.

The next step: Letters will go to Local Authority Chief Executives and Directors of Children’s Services inviting them to express their interest in taking part in the Big Lottery Fund Early Years’ initiative.

Further information can be found at the BIG website