London, UK and Dallas, TX – March 26, 2013 – Telligent, a leading provider of social community software, has been chosen by the Big Lottery Fund (BIG) to build their online community for grant holders, partners and voluntary organizations.

BIG is responsible for distributing 40% of funds raised by the National Lottery to good causes across the UK.

Claudio Concha, Head of Digital Media at Big Lottery Fund, said: “Our new online community will offer help and support for applicants and grantees - providing them with a platform for promotion and discussion of the practical aspects of their projects.”

“It will also allow them to network with other projects undertaking related work, develop good practice and explore wider sectoral issues.”

Working with Telligent’s partners, Sitecore and Reading Room, BIG plans to build a community that serves as an online hub where organizations can come together to share their knowledge and experiences and ask advice of BIG staff. The community’s added integration with Sitecore will enhance the Big Lottery Fund’s website with social engagement.

Goals of the community include: 

  • Making BIG’s digital engagement and social media activity more coordinated
  • Enhancing knowledge sharing around the application process, project delivery, evaluation and sectoral knowledge
  • Facilitating the creation of links between organizations and projects
  • Building a body of user generated content to benefit future applicants
  • Sharing, openly and transparently, who, what and how BIG funds
  • Enhancing BIG’s processes and improvement in the quality of applications

“The Big Lottery Fund is a model for organizations looking to make a big difference in their communities,” said Steve Poncini, General Manager of International Business at Telligent. “BIG’s social engagement strategy is a testament to how online communities can be used to enrich the physical communities in which we live.”

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About Big Lottery Fund

The Big Lottery Fund (BIG), the largest distributor of National Lottery good cause funding, is responsible for giving out 40% of the money raised for good causes by the National Lottery.

BIG is committed to bringing real improvements to communities and the lives of people most in need and has been rolling out grants to health, education, environment and charitable causes across the UK. Since its inception in June 2004 BIG has awarded close to £6 bn.

The Fund was formally established by Parliament on 1 December 2006.

Since the National Lottery began in 1994, 28p from every pound spent by the public has gone to good causes. As a result, over £29 billion has now been raised and more than 383,000 grants awarded across arts, sport, heritage, charities, health, education and the environment.


About Telligent

Telligent powers online communities and enterprise social networks that are essential to business. Global brands including Cadbury, Dell, Investec, Microsoft, Oxfam, Rackspace, Sitecore and Susan G. Komen for the Cure trust Telligent to transform their business with social. Telligent software helps companies empower their customers, employees and partners with social collaboration tools that drive real business value: higher sales, lower costs and bigger ideas. Our commitment to customer excellence is matched only by our dedication to community service, a people-first philosophy that defines our brand promise. For more information, visit Telligent.com or connect with us on Twitter and Facebook.

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