To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if his Department will implement a review of the misuse of lottery grants for political and issue-based lobbying.
Big Lottery Fund is an arms-length body that has its own independent decision making processes. It does not fund projects to undertake political lobbying. The £494,818 awarded to Stonewall is to develop trans leaders, to work with them to establish best practice and to develop their skills to deliver training and information for key public sector institutions. Big Lottery Fund is confident that the activity supported by this grant does not constitute political lobbying and does not break any rules on political funding.