National Lottery Awards 2021
Nominations for the 2021 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 in a new category – The National Lottery Project of the Year.
All winners will receive a National Lottery Awards trophy and a £3,000 cash prize for their project.
Young Hero nominees should be under 18 years of age and all suggestions must have been either funded by the National Lottery or be associated with a project which as 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 7 June 2021.
Individual Nomination Categories:
- Culture, Arts & Film
- Young Hero (under 18s)
National Lottery funded projects from any sector are eligible to enter The National Lottery Project of the Year category.
Leanne Pero is an inspirational cancer survivor whose amazing work providing support for black women suffering from the disease.
Dom's Food Mission
Meet Dom Warren, the winner of the National Lottery Award 2020 Environment Category
Friendly Food Club
81-year-old former teacher, designer and restauranteur Tony Gibbons set up his Friendly Food Club 15 years ago to improve the confidence and diet of struggling families through fun cookery workshops in local community centres.
Baby Loss Retreat
Baby Loss Retreat offers weekends away to bereaved mums and dads in Scotland.
Since 2010, Matchbox Cineclub (duo Sean Welsh and Megan Mitchell) have been providing film screenings, residences and pop-up cinema events across Scotland.
Tiger Bay Amateur Boxing Club
Wasim Said opened Tiger Bay Amateur Boxing Club two years ago, in tribute to his former mentor, champion boxer Pat Thomas.
Caitlin Walker - Youth Resilience UK CIC
Caitlin has also been supporting her local community by running errands for those shielding, and sourcing donations for the ICU staff at her local hospital.
Creative Design and Manufacture UK
Taslima Ahmad is passionate about preserving and promoting the shared heritage of hand processed textile manufacturing of Britain and South Asia.