National Lottery Awards 2022
Nominations for the 2022 National Lottery Awards are now open.
The National Lottery Awards celebrate the people and projects who do extraordinary things with the help of National Lottery funding. We want to hear about those people who have stood up against adversity and stood out for their caring commitment to their causes. Our judging panel, made up of members of The National Lottery family and partners, will decide the winners of the individual categories.
A total of 16 projects from across the UK will be shortlisted to take part in a public vote, later in the year, to be crowned National Lottery Project of the Year.
All winners will receive a National Lottery Awards trophy and a £5,000 cash prize for their project.
Young Hero nominees should be under 25 years of age and all suggestions must have been either funded by the National Lottery or be associated with a project which has received National Lottery funding. If you are not sure, don’t worry, nominate them anyway, and our team will check it out. Nominations close at midnight on 1 June 2022.
Individual Nomination Categories:
- Arts, Culture & Film
- Young Hero (under 25s)
National Lottery funded projects from any sector are eligible to enter The National Lottery Project of the Year category.
Few Team GB athletes will be more multi-talented across different sports than Olympic champion Lauren Price.
Pollinating the Peak
One ambitious natural heritage project based in Derbyshire is working hard to revive their numbers by raising awareness of the links between the countryside, food and bumblebees through education and community action.
Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby
Years of painful near misses were forgotten as Great Britain won the wheelchair rugby competition in Tokyo with sensational wins against Japan and USA in the knockouts.
Emily Jenkins is founder of a therapeutic dance programme for women with cancer who is blazing a trail for community dance to boost physical and mental health.
Maxwell Ayamba is a countryside enthusiast and environmental champion who has connected hundreds of people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities with the outdoors.
Katherine is a superstar volunteer who drove an ambitious bid to turn a former hospital into a vibrant community centre and has helped to keep all ages engaged during the pandemic.
Chris is a runner who lost his mother to suicide shortly after losing his father to cancer, and tackled his grief with sponsored runs for mental health and suicide prevention charities.
Mariama is a passionate young activist who uses creative media to address topics like sexism and racism, while providing support and training to her peers.