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01/06/04 Big Lottery Fund
The Community Fund and the New Opportunities Fund have merged to become the Big Lottery Fund.

16/03/04 Questions and answers about the creation of a new lottery distributor
The Community Fund today announced 1,884,653 of grants in the Eastern region. The 14 grants awarded were under the Community Fund?s grants programmes, which aim to help those at greatest disadvantage and improve the quality of life in the community.

06/04/04 Statement from Chief Executive of Big Lottery Fund on new name
Stephen Dunmore, Chief Executive of the Big Lottery Fund today welcomed the announcement by the Secretary of State Tessa Jowell of the new name for the organisation responsible for distributing over half of all national Lottery funding.

21/04/04 Countryside Communities and the Carnegie Commission announce funding partnership

Rural communities are to receive a major boost to help them regenerate, thanks to a partnership being launched today between two key funding schemes.

16/04/04 Over 10 million of grants announced
The Community Fund is pleased to announce that more than 10 million has been awarded today in grants around the country.

30/03/04 National Lottery to mark 10 years of giving to Good Causes with National Lottery Day
Today it was announced that the 10th birthday of the National Lottery will be marked with a newly created National Lottery Day. To be held this year on 6th November, it will celebrate the special contribution that the National Lottery has made to the lives of people across the UK.

29/03/04 Finance and Operations Directors announced for new Lottery distributor
The Community Fund and the New Opportunities Fund have announced two linchpins in the new senior management team appointed to help lead the new distributor being created from the current merger of the two Lottery distributors. The new fund will distribute half of all National Lottery funding.

05/03/04 New Chair for merging lottery distributors
The New Opportunities Fund and the Community Fund have welcomed the announcement by Arts and Lottery Minister Estelle Morris of Sir Clive Booth as the new chair appointed to oversee the merger of the two bodies into a single distributor responsible for half of all Lottery good cause money.

09/02/04 Countryside Communities are winning the Lottery
People living in rural communities across England are noticing a real difference thanks to Lottery money they have so far received from the Countryside Communities scheme, run by the Community Fund and the Countryside Agency.

05/01/04 New senior management team announced for new lottery distributor
The New Opportunities Fund and the Community Fund have announced two key players in the new senior management team appointed to help lead the new distributor being created from the merging of the two organisations. The new Distributor, which will be created through an administrative merger in Spring next year, will distribute half of all National Lottery funding.