The British Humanist Association (BHA) represents the interests of the large and growing population of ethically concerned but non-religious people in the UK - helping to set the agenda for debate. Committed to human rights, democracy, equality and mutual respect, the BHA works for an open and inclusive society with freedom of belief and speech, and for an end to the privileged position of religion - and Christianity in particular - in law, education, broadcasting and wherever else it occurs.
Big Lottery Fund distributes half of good cause money raised through the National Lottery. Big Lottery Fund was launched on 1 June 2004, formed from the New Opportunities Fund and the Community Fund. Big Lottery Fund awards more than £600 million in grants every year. Over £6 billion has been committed to date across the UK. Big Lottery Fund will give out more than £2.3 billion between 2006-2009.
bpas (British Pregnancy Advisory Service) is Britain's largest single abortion provider, caring for over 55,000 women each year. We also provide pregnancy testing, contraception, sterilisation and vasectomy in over 50 consultation centres and clinics located throughout the UK.
The Building Societies Association is a trade association, representing mutual lenders and deposit takers in the UK including all 48 UK building societies. Mutual lenders and deposit takers have total assets of over £365 bn and, together with their subsidiaries, hold residential mortgages of almost £235 bn, 19% of the total outstanding in the UK.