Posted on 09 September 2014 by Martin Wood, Director of Longitudinal Surveys
If you haven’t heard of the BIG Lottery Fund, it’s a grant-giving body that funds all kinds of third sector organisations and projects. From saving bees to caring for older people with cancer, it helps over 2.8 million individuals across the UK annually. It supports 90,000 volunteers, clocking in a total of 4 million hours, divvying up an astonishing £600 million per year. So where do these numbers come from, and how does the Big Lottery Fund know they’re accurate?
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Big Lottery Fund, benchmarking, charities, funding, measuring impact, volunteering