National Lottery Community Fund

Part of Question Time — Scottish Executive – in the Scottish Parliament at 2:30 pm on 13 March 2003.

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Photo of Mike Watson Mike Watson Labour 2:30, 13 March 2003

That is an important point. The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations has made detailed comments on the proposals for merging the Community Fund and the new opportunities fund. I acknowledge that the proposals are largely related to the two organisations' roles. It is important that everybody who wants to apply for lottery funds of whatever size—the awards-for-all scheme covers applications for small lottery awards of between £500 and £1,000—is able to do so. People should not be put off, for whatever reason, by the form in which the application has to be made.