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£1m Secret Millionaire Fund lets viewers nominate local groups for funding

£1m Secret Millionaire Fund lets viewers nominate local groups for funding

The and Channel 4’s TV show The Secret Millionaire have teamed up to enable viewers of the programme to play a part in helping local community groups secure through the Big Lottery Fund’s new Secret Millionaire Fund.

Funding worth £1 million is now available to be given away in grants of between £500 and £5,000.

People can find out if their community group is eligible to apply, or they can nominate a local good cause who could benefit from the funding.

Successful applicants may then be selected for filming by Channel 4 and appear on the website or TV programme. Visitors to the website can also showcase their favourite local cause on an interactive map of the UK and get involved by donating time or money.

The Secret Millionaire Fund will support projects that give people better chances in life, build stronger communities, improve rural and urban environments or promote healthier and more active people and communities.

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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