A £50,000 cash prize is up for grabs for communities across Halton.

The Big Lottery Fund has launched The People’s Millions in partnership with ITV.

Every day someone comes up with a great idea to make their community a better place but all too often those ideas never happen because of lack of money or support.

The People’s Millions can make your dream become a reality.

The winners are chosen by the public.

If you feel passionate about making a difference in your community and have an idea that just won’t go away, the Big Lottery Fund wants to hear from you.

The competition is open to all voluntary and community groups, local authorities, schools, statutory health bodies and branches of organisations or partnerships.

Anything from youth and environmental projects to schemes that improve employment prospects or help people in need are in with a chance of bagging the Big Lottery Fund cash, provided that entrants can convince their community through a broadcast on ITV regional news that their idea is worthy of the prize.

Peter Ainsworth, chairman of Big Lottery Fund said: “The People’s Millions has had such a positive impact on the lives of so many people across the UK.

“This year we are looking for ideas and projects which are new, inspired and have the ability to make lives better I urge anyone who has a great idea and wants to make a difference in their community to download a form today.”

Entry packs are available at peoplesmillions.org.uk and the closing date is is 12 noon on Monday, May 15, 2014.

This year The People’s Millions is offering a total of £3.8 million to 76 projects across the UK.