Stockwell charity finalists for Lottery fund award

stockwell mattersStockwell residents can vote for local charity Young People Matter to win part of a national fund for community projects.

The People’s Millions is a partnership between ITV and the Big Lottery Fund, that allows the public to vote which projects are awarded up to £50,000 of National Lottery funding.

Up for grabs this year is £46,602 to combat social exclusion and deprivation, and deliver community engagement projects for the benefit of children, youth, women, seniors, and the wider local community.

A win for Stockwell Matters/Young People Matter would see the money spent on improving IT services, youth and senior engagement, community safety and partnership networking and improved health initiatives for Lambeth.

Since 2005, The People’s Millions has awarded over £27.8 million to over 523 groups including training for residents of a Centrepoint hostel, and horticulture in Thamesmead.

Telephone voting opens on Monday – the charities in the running will be featured on the ITV London regional news programme, with voting numbers made available from 9am.

Numbers for voting will be available at, in the Daily Mirror, and will be aired on Monday’s ITV early evening news programme.

To find out more about the Stockwell Matters project, visit their website