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In our view the lottery should fund good causes that are additional to what government must provide. We believe the majority of lottery funding should be distributed through demand-led and widely accessible programmes, with minimal direction from government.
The Big Lottery Fund’s Big Plan (Charities Appeals Supplement Summer 2012)
This article was first published in the New Law Journal’s Charity Appeals Supplement. DSC’s Head of Policy Jay Kennedy considers what lies ahead for Big.
DSC response to the OCS consultation on proposed policy directions for the Big Lottery Fund (November 2011)
In its response to the Office for Civil Society, DSC argues that ‘building the social investment market’ is not an appropriate role for Big, and that the definition of additionality needs to strengthened not further watered down.
DSC response to The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) consultation on changes to the National Lottery Shares (August 2010)
DSC responded to the Government’s consultation on changing the shares of money distributed by the BIG Lottery Fund, Sport England, The Arts Council and the Heritage Lottery Fund.
DSC Response to BIG Lottery Fund BIG Thinking consultation (February 2009)
DSC submitted a consultation response to BIG in February 2009 which included ten key recommendations.
January 2009 Quick Survey – Further Analysis of Reader Comments
In our January 2009 survey we asked: Should local authorities have access to lottery funds? There were nearly 450 comments submitted by readers which were analysed by DSC Researcher Jessica Carver.