Theatre Modo’s ‘Modo-Circus with Purpose’ project has secured a £50,000 Big Lottery Fund grant following a nail-biting head-to-head in The People’s Millions on STV North.
It is fantastic news for the group who can now run a series of weekly circus skills workshops for local young people in three areas of the North East of Scotland.
This is the eighth year that the Big Lottery Fund and ITV have given the public the chance to choose where the Lottery good cause cash goes in their region.
The People’s Millions public vote determines which deserving cause will win the contest and take the funding back to their community.
Three nights this week, projects have been going head-to-head on STV North evening news pitching for a life changing grant with three awards of up to £50,000 up for grabs in the region.
As well as capturing hearts and minds with their TV bid, the projects will also have to mobilise as many phone votes as they can on the day, with lines opening on the morning they are due to appear on STV North.
Jackie Killeen, director of the Big Lottery Fund in Scotland, said: “This is a brilliant result for the people in North East Scotand and shows what groups can achieve when they have the support of their community behind them.
“There are some excellent projects still to be showcased, so tune in to STV North, pick up the phone and vote for your favourite project.”
Gordon Macmillan, Head of News at STV, said: “This is a great opportunity for STV viewers to have their say in how thousands of pounds of Lottery money, set aside for good causes, can benefit their area. Their support has been terrific so far, and I would encourage people to continue backing their local projects.”
Since The People’s Millions began in 2005 the competition has funded over 520 diverse community projects UK-wide with an incredible £27.8 million in Big Lottery Fund good cause money.