An opportunity to help shape future funding policies

An opportunity to help shape future funding policies
The Big Lottery Fund (Scotland)

Big thinking is now launched. This is your opportunity to help us shape the future direction of the Big Lottery Fund. Over the next few months we will be consulting on the new six-year strategic plan for BIG, looking at the overall approach we will take and the focus of our work.
We are also consulting on the way forward for the Big Lottery Fund in Scotland as we seek to build in our work with Investing in Communities. This process will help shape the new policy directions that we will receive from the Scottish Government in Spring 2009.
This is an opportunity to look back on what we’ve achieved together and look forward to what we can do even better between 2009 and 2015.
The Big thinking consultation document can be accessed online at 
and will close to responses on 27th February. Alternative formats of the Big Thinking consultation are available by calling 0141 242 1400.
Big Lottery Fund in Scotland is also planning a variety of events and opportunities for people to take part. A number of regional events will happen over the next few months.
All events will start at 12noon with lunch and finish at 4pm and will take place on:
Monday 1 December 2008          Inverness Caledonian Thistle Stadium
Monday 8 December 2008          St. Andrew’s on the Square, Glasgow (FULLY SUBSCRIBED)
Wednesday 28 January 2009      Surgeon’s Hall, Edinburgh (FULLY SUBSCRIBED)
Tuesday 10 February 2009          Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Tuesday 17 February 2009          John Pollock Centre, Ayr
Wednesday 18 February             Big Lottery Fund, Glasgow
If you would like to attend, please book your place by emailing and tell us which event you would like to attend and whether you have any dietary preferences, special communication needs or any other requirements. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come basis so please ensure you respond as soon possible. When we confirm your place we will send you further details of the day and directions to the venue.
I hope you will be able to take part in our Consultation online at remembering to have your response completed by 27 February 2009.