National Lottery Awards 2016
Disability Sport Wales has changed the lives of disabled people across Wales by creating over 1 million sporting opportunities for disabled children and adults.
Over £5 million of National Lottery funding has allowed Disability Sport Wales to create ten times as many opportunities for disabled people to participate in sport across Wales.
This project received a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, which awards money raised by National Lottery players to transform museums, galleries, libraries and archives, and improve the collections of art, objects and literature that they hold for generations to come.
From Belfast to Norwich and Swansea to Shetland, museums and libraries across the country have benefitted from Lottery cash. Some of these have modern new buildings, while others have been redeveloped in historic buildings, or had their facilities improved so that everyone can visit and enjoy them.
The 360 Observatory offers a chance to get up close to nature, and in particular to the rare ospreys that nest nearby.
Set in the middle of a 35 acre wetland, the three-floor observatory overlooks the habitat of many rare plant and animal species. Inside, the site provides hi-tech equipment to take in the 360-degree view, with a state-of-the-art boardwalk made from recyclable materials, enabling site access for all.
This is one of many projects that have benefitted from one of Arts Council of Wales’ Arts Grants for Organisations. These grants distribute money from The National Lottery to arts organisations that are contributing to a creative Wales by making or supporting great art, encouraging people to enjoy or take part in the arts, or helping the creative industries in Wales to thrive.
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