Has anyone recently been involved in application for any Lottery Money? I attended a seminar in Chesterfield yesterday run by Links and it related specifically to the new Local Authority Agreement and how this can impact on any applications for funding. The LAA is set up throughout Derbyshire and from 199 National Indicators there are 35 which have been selected for special interest locally. These 35 indicators have been allocated to 7 separate headings and these are Safer Communities Partnership Health & Wellbeing Partnership Children's Trust Sustainable Communities Culture Other Local As I understand it, in order to present a successful bid for lottery funding your project has to help to improve some of these National Indicators. Currently I am work on two projects for funding - Training Band and Church Hall rehearsal improvements. Just taking the training band - were as in the past we'd have been able to explain that we were giving youngsters an opportunity to learn music, play together as a group etc now we have to find the NIs that best show what we will influence. This is what I came up with: Childrens Trust - NI110 Young peoples participation in positive activities Culture - Not a single NI unless you include NI7 Environment for a thriving third sector (I kid you not) The other two NIs in Culture are NI8 Adult participation in sport - ? since when did sport become a culture? and Use of NI9 Public Libraries. I have never read so much meaningless tripe in my life and I cannot believe that there are people employed to promote this complete gobledegook. The lunatics are definately running the asylum or should that be service users with behaviour problems democratically directing the home for the mentally challenged?