We are excited to announce that we have reached the finals of the People’s Projects with our own campaign which we have called “The Memory Bus”  Our project is one of five competing in Tyne Tees for £50,000 of National Lottery funding in the People’s Projects competition. Voting opens at 9am on Monday 20 March at


The Big Lottery Fund, ITV and The National Lottery have teamed up to give the UK public the chance to decide how £3 million of National Lottery funding will make a difference in our local area and the three projects with the most public votes will receive grants of up to £50,000 to help develop their work even further to improve the lives of people in their communities.

On Friday, March 24th “The Memory Bus” will be featured on  Tyne Tees Regional News at 6pm and we will be calling on the public to give us their votes.  If we win we plan to use the funds to purchase a mini bus so we can provide even more places to go and things to do for people living with dementia, and those who care for them.

It is hard to underestimate the difference winning this competition would make to us – as  a small charity we rely on people being able to come to us in order for us to be able support them.  Not everyone has access to their own transport and people with dementia can find public transport  overwhelming.


Over the next two weeks you can follow our campaign via social media and here on our website.  If you can help by displaying a poster please let us know as soon as possible.

Voting closes at noon on Monday 3 April 2017. People can vote once per email address.  To support The Memory Bus please visit www.thepeoplesprojects.org.uk, but you can also vote by post by sending your name, address and telephone number to Freepost, THE PEOPLE’S PROJECTS, stating clearly that you wish your vote to be counted for The Memory Bus.  We have a number of pre-printed postcards available for groups  – please contact the office on 0191 603 0095 if you would like any sent to you.