Distributing the money
Money raised by National Lottery players is donated to good causes through the 12 distributors listed below. They ensure the money goes exactly where it’s needed across the UK.
Arts Council England
Arts Council England champions, develops and invests in artistic and cultural experiences that enrich people’s lives. Their mission is to provide great art for everyone.
The National Lottery Heritage Fund
The National Lottery Heritage Fund awards money from The National Lottery to preserve and transform the heritage of the UK through innovative projects that will make a lasting impact on people and places, and bring heritage to life for generations to come.
UK Sport is the nation’s high-performance sports agency powered by DCMS and The National Lottery.
sportscotland leads the development of sport and physical recreation in Scotland
Creative Scotland is the public body that supports the arts, screen and creative industries across all parts of Scotland on behalf of everyone who lives, works or visits here.
Sport England supports sporting good causes with funding from The National Lottery and central Government.
Arts Council Northern Ireland
Arts Council Northern Ireland develop and deliver a wide variety of arts projects, events and initiatives across Northern Ireland.
Sport Northern Ireland
Sport Northern Ireland is the leading public body of sport in Northern Ireland, with an aim to "a culture of lifelong enjoyment and success in sport"
British Film Institute
The British Film Institute (BFI) is the lead body for film in the UK tasked with creating a flourishing film environment; awarding National Lottery funding to film production, distribution, education, audience development and market intelligence and research.
Arts Council Wales
Arts Council of Wales awards money raised by National Lottery players, as well as Welsh Government funds to nurture and develop high-quality Welsh arts activity.
Sport Wales uses money raised by National Lottery players and the Welsh Government to support individuals, clubs, and local authorities that are dedicated to improving sports provision, participation and performance in Wales.
The National Lottery Community Fund
The National Lottery Community Fund awards funding to people-led projects and activities that help communities to thrive.