The 2020 National Lottery Awards
Nominations for the 2020 National Lottery Awards are now open.
The National Lottery Awards celebrate the ordinary people who do extraordinary things with the help of National Lottery funding.
This year,for the first time, the Awards will, honour individuals who have made an extraordinary impact in their community especially those who have adapted during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
There will be no public vote, but your nominations will be put before a judging panel made up of members of The National Lottery family and partners who will crown which of our hometown heroes or lockdown legends will pick up a coveted National Lottery Awards trophy and a £3,000 cash prize for their project.
We are looking for individuals or small groups of people who have made an outstanding contribution in any of the categories below. 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 has received National Lottery funding. If you are not sure, don’t worry, nominate them anyway, and our team will check it out.
- Young Hero (under 18s)
Back from the Brink
Back from the Brink seeks to save from extinction 20 of the UK’s most endangered animals, plants and fungi, benefiting more than 200 at-risk species
Wheelchair hurling makes the traditional Irish sport accessible to players in wheelchairs with dedicated coaches and provision of new clubs.
Sage Gateshead transformed the cultural life of the North East and has cemented its position as a vibrant mainstay ever since. It is a music centre deep-rooted in the North, but with an international profile, boasting one of the most striking buildings in the North East.
Kinship Care Northern Ireland helps and supports children who cannot be cared for by their own parents to live safely and securely within their own families and communities
Kelly Gallagher and Charlotte Evans
Kelly Gallagher is a British Paralympic skier who, with her guide Charlotte Evans, won ParalympicsGB's first-ever Winter paralympic gold medal.
One of Britain's greatest Paralympic athletes, Tanni Grey-Thompson, amassed a remarkable medal haul over 16 years.