(From Government News Network (Was Hermes-Government Press Releases))
] BIG LOTTERY FUND 05-12-60 20 December 2005 BIG LOTTERY FUND ON GLOBAL HEALTH DRIVE
Three UK-based charities focusing on a range of issues from mental illness to HIV care will benefit from The Big Lottery Fund's latest International grants. The projects will share a total of GBP1,650,634 for their work in India, Nepal and South Africa.
The latest announcement takes the total of projects funded under the International programme to 717, sharing a total of GBP179.5 million.
Sir Clive Booth, Chair of the Big Lottery Fund, said: "The Big Lottery Fund aims to help as wide a range of people as possible and our International awards programme means we can help those in need, not just in the UK, but across the world. These health focused charities do vital work in tackling the inequalities of global healthcare and the Big Lottery Fund is only too keen to help by awarding this funding."