The efforts of volunteers across the UK are to be recognised and showcased thanks to a grant of £49,056 from the Big Lottery Fund. The award to Community Service Volunteers (CSV) will support the ‘Year of the Volunteer’ campaign.
The award is among a £2.3 million package of grants announced today by the Big Lottery Fund’s Strategic Grants scheme.
The CSV will use the grant to produce short audio and visual clips on volunteer’s experiences, produced by the volunteers themselves. CSV will showcase the clips in order to recognise their efforts and promote volunteering to others through radio, TV and at local community events, in conjunction with the ‘Year of the Volunteer’ campaign.
Sir Clive Booth, Chair of the Big Lottery Fund said: “There are millions of volunteers in the UK and this award will enable the CSV to highlight some of the outstanding work that is carried out by these selfless people. The Big Lottery Fund is proud to support such a worthwhile project, along with the other Strategic grant awards being announced today which will go some way in improving the quality of life for many people across the UK.”
Damian Radcliffe, National Broadcast Manager, CSV said: “Through these films, digital stories and audio clips, members of the public have brought to life the drama, passion and inspiration they have found in the real life stories of volunteers.
“This lottery grant enables us to build on the work already done by CSV and our partners, and allows us to present Volunteer Britain stories on the silver screen across the country, resulting in a larger audience for competition entries and creating more opportunities for people to catch the volunteering bug.”
Full press release archived here: CSVetcHH