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Four golden ideas to keep the Olympic & Paralympic spirit alive

Big Lottery Fund is investing £5.3m in four inspirational UK-wide initiatives that will inspire and engage over two million people and ensure the 2012 spirit continues to thrive in communities through to 2014 and beyond.

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The Big Lottery Fund funds projects and activities that make communities stronger and more vibrant, and that are led by the people who live in them.

It supports charities, community groups, and people with great ideas - local or national, large or small. It also brings people and groups together: to share experiences, learn from each other and try new ways of working.

The Fund’s work is divided into five portfolios, covering funding across England, Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland, and the UK as a whole.

It has teams all over the UK who are the main point of contact for communities. They work with people to develop ideas and create opportunities for groups to come together.

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