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Northern HQ for Big Lottery Fund opens in Newcastle

Northern HQ for Big Lottery Fund opens in Newcastle

Richard Caborn, Minister for Sport, will today open the Big Lottery Fund’s new operational centre at the newly built St James Gate development in Newcastle.

The new northern HQ has been established after the Big Lottery Fund decided to to establish operational centres in Newcastle and Birmingham to take the lead in distributing Lottery cash, a role previously carried out in London and eight other regional centres.

It comes also as a result of the Lyons Review, which identified and promoted the relocation of civil service jobs from London and the South East.

Sir Clive Booth, Chair of the Big Lottery Fund said: “By centralising our funding operations and moving them out of London we’ll secure real efficiency savings. Reductions in running costs will mean more money going directly to projects and communities.”

The Big Lottery Fund distributes more than £600 million a year, focusing on health, education, environment and charitable purposes.

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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