It seems the government need money from wherever it can come. The image below (link through to the Croydonian's post) shows quite clearly how the money from the UK's National Lottery is divided. Some change! Not only that but TC adds that the Big Lottery Fund spends 12% of its budget on bureaucracy, 3 or 4 times the amount other charities spend. Looters! The amounts spent on arts, heritage and sports have all but halved (we'll forgive the lack of millennium spending!) whilst half of the total amount now goes on "conventional tax funding". Looters!