What impact has this raid had?
The £425m taken by the Government from the Big Lottery Fund to finance the Olympics would have:*
- funded at least 10,000 charities
- enabled the formation of approximately 1300 new charities
- enabled approximately 4000 charities to continue operating
- helped over 8 million people
- Nearly 80% of the £425m would have been awarded to small and micro organisations (income less than £10,000 a year), in the form of small grants
- £425m also works out to approximately £650,000 foregone from every MP’s constituency in the country.
These figures paint one kind of picture, but real stories
can illustrate the impact
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(calculations based on
data taken from
these sources: Third Sector Research Centre: ‘Wherever there is money there is influence’: exploring BIG’s impact on the third sector, 2012; Big Lottery Fund: Annual Report and Accounts 2010/11;
Charity Commission, cited in NCVO UK Civil Society Almanac, 2012; CAF Charity Trends)