The Big Lottery Fund, in conjunction with National Family Week, has launched a new competition called the Big Family Idea, with a cash prize of £150,000.
The initiative, announced as part of a programme of over 2,500 National Family Week events throughout the country, is intended to support the best new ideas to improve family life and encourage the use of ingenuity and creativity to enhance family relations. Applications will be accepted from a wide range of groups and almost any idea – from a product, to a particular service, event or campaign – will be considered. Successful applicants will get the chance to discuss their ideas with senior politicians and will receive cash from a funding pot of £150,000 to turn their social dreams into a reality.
The programme has been launched in response to a recent National Family Week survey which found that the majority of British families would like to spend more time together playing games, having meals or doing educational things.
The closing date for applications is 31 July 2009.
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