What happens after voting closes?

Here’s how it works at the different funding levels:

Project funding level Voting results
(How the voting decides which projects go further in the competition)

Voting takes place between 9am on 24 October and midday on 21 November 2017.

The finals: Judges’ choices
(What funding the judges will award)
We’ll announce the judges’ results on 16 January 2018.
£ 1,000 15 awards for the first broker-submitted projects (in any category) to reach 1,000 votes
15 awards for the highest voted broker-submitted projects (in any category, excluding the above 15) after voting closes
This level doesn't have a judging round.
15 awards for the first adviser-submitted projects (in any category) to reach 1,000 votes
15 awards for the highest voted adviser-submitted projects (in any category, excluding the above 15) after voting closes
This level doesn't have a judging round.
200 awards for the first projects from all remaining entries (in any category) to reach 1,000 votes
200 more awards for the highest voted projects from all remaining entries (in any category, excluding the above 200) after voting closes
This level doesn't have a judging round.
£ 5,000 48 finalists – top 12 broker submitted projects in each category become finalists
4 awards in each category
48 finalists – top three adviser submitted projects in each category
4 awards in each category
144 more finalists – projects with the most votes from all other entries
(Top 42 in the Health and wellbeing and Community Support categories. Top 30 in the Skills for life and Inclusivity categories)
14 awards in the Health and wellbeing and Community Support categories
10 awards in the Skills for life and Inclusivity categories
£ 10,000 12 finalists - the three broker-submitted projects with the most votes in each category become finalists
1 award in each category
12 finalists - the three adviser-submitted projects with the most votes in each category become finalists
1 award in each category
72 more finalists – projects with the most votes from all other entries
(Top 21 in the Health and wellbeing and Community Support categories. Top 15 in the Skills for life and Inclusivity categories)
7 awards in the Health and wellbeing and Community Support categories
5 awards in the Skills for life and Inclusivity categories
£ 25,000 8 finalists –broker-submitted projects with the most votes become finalists
(top two in category)
2 awards
8 finalists highest voted adviser-submitted projects become finalists
(top two in each category)
2 awards
48 more finalists: highest-voted projects from all other entries
(Top 16 in the Health and wellbeing and Community Support categories. Top 8 in the Skills for life and Inclusivity categories)
4 awards in the Health and wellbeing and Community Support categories
2 awards in the Skills for life and Inclusivity categories