Grow Wild reaching deprived areas

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Wild flower campaign Grow Wild –  recently voted the UK’s best environmental project in national lottery awards – has had particular impact in deprived areas. According to interviews and focus groups conducted by Forest Research people in the most deprived areas benefitted most from community projects and seed kits provided through the programme,[…]

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The Reaching Communities Fund

Reaching Communities is a £75 million Big Lottery fund for land and buildings projects in disadvantaged areas. According to the FAQs the fund is targeted at deprived areas due to significant demand, therefore applicants requesting more than £100,000 must be based in one of the 20% most deprived LSOAs in England based on[…]

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Is the lottery a ‘tax on the poor’?

‘Public Theology’ think tank Theos assessed whether the UK lottery was ‘progressive’ or ‘regressive’ in its distribution of ‘good cause’ funding versus player characteristics. First they analysed the characteristics of lottery players, drawing on several different studies to show that lottery play was more common in lower social classes (by[…]

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