Where's Our Big Lottery Refund? £425 million raided from our communities: We want it back
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Did you know the Government raided £425 million from the Big Lottery Fund to pay for the 2012 Olympics?

The Big Lottery Fund supports charitable projects that help communities and people in need across the UK. £425 million could have funded over 10,000 charities!

We’re proud of the Olympics, but it wasn’t right to fund them this way. We demand that the £425 million is paid back to the Big Lottery Fund immediately, now that the Olympics are over.

The clock is ticking!

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Clive Efford MP supports our campaign!

The office of Clive Efford, the Labour Shadow Minister for Culture, Media and Sport, got in touch about the Big Lottery Refund and we sent him our briefing.

Mr Efford then asked questions to the Sports Minister Helen Grant MP in a Committee session on 19 January 2015. Find the full debate here.

We have written back to Mr Efford to thank him and ask for more support. You can find this in the Politicians tab.

Government to return £69m to Lottery distributors following sale of Olympic Village
Civil Society, 24 September 2014

Government says £69m of Olympic money is set to be returned to lottery distributors
Third Sector, 23 September 2014

Big Lottery Fund to receive £60m from winding-up of the Olympic Lottery Distribution Fund
Third Sector, 24 July 2014

Anger at £150m Olympic funding 'broken promise'
See our comment in the Daily Star on Sunday, 13 July 2014

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1,000 days since our money was taken! We want it back!

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The campaign carries on...

Our campaign is ongoing - we are not giving up on getting the full £425m returned to the Big Lottery Fund!

Check out our How you can help page now to write to Ministers to get a commitment refund the rest and give it back to small charities!

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