Press and media enquiries

For press and media enquiries, please contact:

Mark Gordon

markg@powertochange.org.uk

07949 243 990

Notes to editors:

About Power to Change

Power to Change is an independent trust, whose funding is used to strengthen community businesses across England.

At a time when many parts of the UK face cuts, neglect and social problems, we are helping local people come together to take control, and make sure their local areas survive and stay vibrant.

About the Big Lottery Fund

– The Big Lottery Fund supports the aspirations of people who want to make life better for their communities across the UK. We are responsible for giving out 40% of the money raised by the National Lottery and invest over £650 million a year in projects big and small in health, education, environment and charitable purposes.

–  Since June 2004, we have awarded over £8 billion to projects that change the lives of millions of people. Every year we fund 13,000 small local projects tackling big social problems like poor mental health and homelessness.

Since the National Lottery began in 1994, £34 billion has been raised and more than 450,000 grants awarded.