The Big Lottery Fund

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In June 2014 Blackpool Better Start Partnership was awarded £45m from The Big Lottery Fund to support parents in giving children a better start in life.

A Better Start aims to improve the life chances of babies and very young children by delivering a significant increase in the use of preventative approaches in pregnancy and first three years of life.  Big Lottery Fund has invested £215m over 10 years in five local area partnerships within:

Click here for more information about A Better Start.


The funding will be used to design local services to test science and evidence-based approaches focussing on three key areas: social and emotional development, nutrition and communication and language development.