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Strategic Framework 2015-21

People in the lead
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Our new strategic framework sets out what people can expect from us as a funder over the next six years. Our vision is that people should be in the lead in improving their lives and communities.

Dawn Austwick on our new strategic framework

Big Lottery Fund CEO Dawn Austwick unveils vision for the next six years.

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Our Vision: People in the lead

View our new strategic framework

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Read Your Voice Our Vision, a UK wide conversation about how we can best achieve our mission of bringing real improvements to communities and the lives of people most in need.

Read case studies that bring to life our vision for “People in the lead”

Darren’s Story

Darren Murinas is an expert citizen for Voices, the Stoke partnership supporting people with multiple needs.

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Safe from Harm

Depaul’s Foyle Haven award-winning Safe from Harm project has helped change the lives of a group of people and a city.

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Ellen’s story

Ellen from Gowkthrapple, Scotland tells her story.

Read Ellen's story



Steph's story

Mother of two tells of the challenges of raising her autistic sons.

Read Stephs's story