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Latest News - 25/11/2013

Peoples Millions-The Club is the Hub

Annan Athletic FC are delighted to announce that our project “The club in the Hub” is a finalist in Border TV’s Peoples Millions. The club will go up against another candidate on Wednesday night, 27th November for the chance to win up to £50’000. Even if we are unsuccessful in our head to head vote there is still an opportunity for the highest runner up to receive £50’000.

The club is calling all fans to tell their friends and family and make the maximum 10 phone votes that are charged at local rate to a number that will be made available to all fans on Wednesday morning. This number will be published through our website, our face book page Annan Athletic FC and our twitter account @annanathleticfc

This year in ITV Border, The People’s Millions is offering four awards of up to £50,000 for projects that will enhance local facilities or help people to enjoy their local area – a total of £200,000 will be invested in the region.

The contest is particularly looking for projects that enable local people to get more involved in their community and that are original and imaginative. Previous projects that have been funded include improvements to a neglected nature reserve in Carlisle making it accessible for people with mobility problems; the creation of an outdoor classroom and garden for pupils in Penrith and the conversion of former church building in Coldstream into a community cinema.

The People’s Millions is part of BIG’s commitment to involving the public in its deciding how Lottery money is spent. In the last five years, the competition has made 50 awards in Scotland totalling over £3 million – part of an overall £18 million that has gone to community projects across the UK through the contest.

Sir Clive Booth, Chair of the Big Lottery Fund, said: “The People’s Millions is a brilliant chance for local groups and organisations to get funding for a project that will really make a difference to their communities.  People shouldn’t be daunted by the idea of taking part. Past experience shows that for many groups The People’s Millions is the first time they’ve applied for lottery funding. And often those that think they’ve got little chance of winning are the ones that are successful. The key is that the competition puts the public in charge of the Lottery purse strings and, as experts on their communities, lets them decide what local projects should be funded.”

Graeme Thompson, Regional Director ITV Tyne Tees and Border, said: “I am delighted that viewers in Tyne Tees and Border are once again able to take part in the Peoples Millions. The return of this partnership between the Big Lottery Fund and ITV is set to have a transformational effect on community projects in our region.”

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