NEWS: Lottery White Paper - Key Points

- Community Fund and New Opportunities Fund to merge, forming new single community distributor responsible for 50 per cent of lottery cash

- Public set to become more involved in deciding how funds are spent through citizens' juries and televised referenda.

- The share of lottery money going to voluntary sector, arts, sport and heritage will be maintained at least at current levels until 2009.

- £200 million Young People's Fund to be established for health, exercise and play for disadvantaged children.

- Awards for all schemes to be expanded, with upper limit of £10,000.

- New 'micro-grants' to be launched for awards of under £500.

- Large-scale regeneration grants to be made by new merged distributor

- National Lottery Day to be set up, when lottery-funded organisations will open their doors to show the public the work they do.

- An Olympic Fund will be set up to fund a London Olympics if the bid is successful.

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