DFC in the Community Trust wants your vote


  • Your vote could see your local community group named a winner in this year’s People’s Projects – make sure you have your say
  • You get to decide which community projects get National Lottery funding
  • The film of Come Dine With Dee project will be aired on STV North so that viewers can vote for this year’s winners.

A local community group in Dundee is calling for your vote to secure £43385 of National Lottery funding as part of this year’s People’s Projects. Come Dine With Dee, which is based in Dundee works with families living in the Coldside community through a healthy lifestyle and diet programme. The families will be led through an exercise and education programme over a 6 week period and also enjoy a group meal at every meeting. DFC in the Community Trust is one of five groups in STV North region in the running for a share of a life changing pot of £3 million up for grabs across the UK.

Since 2005, the partnership between The National Lottery Community Fund, The National Lottery and STV has given the public a say in how funding should be put to good use in their local area.

Designed to celebrate some of the incredible projects the National Lottery has supported over the past year, 95 community-based schemes are now shortlisted across the UK. In each region, the three that receive the most public votes will each receive a grant of up to £50,000 to  help them continue their work to improve local people’s lives and help their communities to thrive.

On April 3rd 2019, DFC in the Community Trust will showcase its project, Come Dine With Dee on STV North Region at 6pm telling local viewers exactly why they deserve to win. To be in with a chance of claiming the top prize, DFC in the Community Trust is asking people to support its bid by visiting the People’s Projects website to vote. Voting opens at 9am on Monday 1 April at

If successful, DFC in the Community Trust will use the grant to deliver a healthy lifestyle programme with local families living in the Coldside Community of Dundee. The project includes 4 local primary schools and families from within for a 6 week programme where families will eat, learn, train and play together to improve quality of life. 

Lewis Melee, Community Trust Manager at DFC in the Community Trust said: “This is an exciting opportunity to raise awareness and support for our work and, with your help, to secure further much-needed funding. We urge local people to get behind us in support of what can be our biggest project ever. If successful, this will help us to make an even bigger difference to our local community with over 50 sessions with local families to improve lifestyle, diet and opportunity.

Joe Ferns, UK Funding Director at The National Lottery Community Fund, said: “As the largest funder of community activity in the UK, we are proud to support groups that are led by the vision, determination and drive of local people to strengthen communities. In previous years we have seen a wide range of successful projects, from a café supporting young carers to animal-assisted therapy for people living with dementia and the development of a bee-friendly orchard. The People’s Projects is a chance for you to have your say on how National Lottery funding can help your community to thrive.”

The People’s Projects has awarded around £42 million to 960 good causes across the UK since it started in 2005.

Voting closes at noon on Monday 15 April 2019. People can vote once per region and will need a telephone number or email address to vote. To support the Come Dine With Dee and for Ts & Cs please visit

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