Welsh Projects Hit the Jackpot

Newly revealed figures show that more than £67 million of National Lottery funding was awarded across Wales in the last year alone.


2,112 Lottery grants were given out in Wales during 2015; providing a vital boost to arts, sports and heritage projects alongside community groups helping those most in need.


A wide variety of local projects received National Lottery grants last year, including:


·         £5,000 to BulliesOut in Cardiff to provide at least 10 of their young ambassadors from across South Wales with the opportunity to attain a youth achievement award accreditation.

·         £4,100 to The Snowdonia Society  for its Growing Ty Hyll project to boost families’ knowledge and confidence in environmental skills such as wildlife gardening and woodland management.

·         £5,000 to Pontarddulais and District Community Car Scheme to buy a new car to transport older people and people with disabilities within the community.

·         £13,554 to Usk Rugby Football Club to develop its Junior Pitch and Training Ground Development


These examples, or any organisation that has ever received National Lottery funding, have the possibility of gaining nationwide acclaim by entering The National Lottery Awards 2016 by 9 March.

National Lottery Awards winners will receive a £3,000 cash prize and national recognition at a glittering ceremony broadcast on BBC One in October.


John Barrowman, presenter of last year’s National Lottery Awards show, said:


“The National Lottery Awards offer an unmissable opportunity to give outstanding projects their time to shine. If you can think of a great Lottery-funded project, please nominate them for an Award.


“All these fantastic projects are funded by National Lottery players – every one of you should feel proud to raise an astounding £34 million a week, which provides much needed support to such life-changing work.”


National Lottery Awards are given across seven categories; Sport, Heritage, Arts, Environment, Health, Education and Voluntary/Charity, to reflect the range of funding that the Lottery gives out.


If you wish to nominate your favourite project in this year’s National Lottery Awards, tweet @LottoGoodCauses with your suggestions or call 0207 293 3599  to find out more and to enter. Entries must be received by midnight on 9 March 2016.

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