AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 12 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The national lottery distributor reports that it made grants of over £351 million to 7,557 groups.This brings their total distribution from launch in 1995 to March 2002 to £2,272,199,655 to 48,977 projects. Diana Brittan, the Chair of the Fund, said: “The Community Fund’s Annual Report for 2001-02 shows just how much Lottery money is making a difference to the lives of people throughout the UK.” Advertisement Given the current campaign against the Fund by the Daily Mail, it is appropriate that the Fund’s report includes a section on how it is governed. “We wanted to ensure that the public understands who makes the decisions as to where our money should go and how they are selected,” said Ms Brittan. She added: “We have also asked two journalists to comment on our work including the BBC journalist and political commentator Peter Kellner. We wanted to be totally open and transparent about what we do and how we do it.”The annual report reveals the following totals for grants made in 2001-02:UK grants programme – £13,799,078 in 42 grants.research – £3,928,271 in 20 grants.international – £21,639,301 in 75 grants.Wales – £20,237,978 in 522 grants.Scotland – £36,332,370 in 1,022 grants.Northern Ireland – £10,951,718 in 629 grants.England – £21,466,283 in 103 grants.The Annual Report is published at the Community Fund’s Web site. Community Fund publishes its Annual Report for 2001-02 Howard Lake | 5 December 2002 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.