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Big Lottery Fund gives £12 million to tsunami affected areas

Big Lottery Fund gives £12 million to tsunami affected areas

The Big Lottery Fund will grant £12 million for the programme of long-term reconstruction initiatives to help tackle the Tsunami Earthquake disaster.

Funding will be used for projects aimed at rebuilding communities devastated by the disaster and restoring shattered civil infrastructure.

Sir Clive Booth, Chair of the Big Lottery Fund, explained why the grant was made. “Money is not just needed now, but long into the future and Lottery players can be confident this funding will continue to play an important role in the reconstruction of these devastated areas for years to come”.

Arts Minister Estelle Morris said: “The Big Lottery Fund has moved quickly to make sure that Lottery Money is used to help victims of the Tsunami Earthquake. The Fund will be working closely with the charities in receipt of the funding to target this money as effectively as possible.”

The £12 million funding will provide a programme of reconstruction over three years. This funding is additional to that to be awarded by the new International Grants programme due to be launched in 2005/2006.

Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world's first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp.

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