The National Lottery joins forces with Gethin Jones and Jay Blades to reveal benches dedicated to local community heroes
14th July 2021
The National Lottery has revealed six further locations across the UK which will play host to bespoke benches, designed and created by Jay Blades, to honour individuals who went above and beyond for their local communities during the pandemic.
The National Lottery reveals the top ‘Happy Places’ in the UK
1st June 2021
New research from The National Lottery reveals how much the public has missed visiting their ‘happy place’ during lockdown restrictions.
Strictly star announces last cha-cha-chance to nominate heroes for major awards
28th May 2021
Strictly Come Dancing’s head judge Shirley Ballas is offering people and projects from across the UK the chance to waltz off with a National Lottery Award by getting their nominations in before the Monday 7 June deadline.
Lotts to celebrate in the UK as 2021 Award’s campaign begins
26th April 2021
The National Lottery Awards, which were launched today by TV star Jacqueline Jossa, are the annual search for the UK’s favourite National Lottery funded people and projects and they celebrate the inspirational individuals and groups who do extraordinary things in their community especially during these challenging times.
Friend of The National Lottery Chris Packham encourages us to go green
19th April 2021
Naturalist and environmental campaigner Chris Packham is encouraging the public to learn how they can be greener.
Thanks a billion: National Lottery provides over £1bn support for the UK throughout pandemic
9th March 2021
As the one year anniversary of lockdown approaches, the funding package has boosted the arts, heritage, sport and community/charity sector and helped protect the future of thousands of organisations across Great Britain and Northern Ireland during the last year.
British Armed Forces veterans’ exploits during National Service 60 years ago will be front and centre of an innovative UK-wide new heritage project
3rd February 2021
18 former servicemen, including men who served in Egypt, Jordan, Singapore and Iraq, are involved in a National Lottery-funded project called National Service Remembered.
£8.75 million National Lottery boost for the Newport Transporter Bridge
22nd January 2021
The world's most complete, surviving transporter bridge – the 114-year-old Newport Transporter Bridge in South Wales, is set to become a major tourist attraction thanks to an £8.75 million National Lottery grant.
Let the Bells Ring Out For Christmas!
19th December 2020
Britain’s last remaining bellfoundry saved with £3.45m National Lottery funding
Olympic legend Sir Chris Hoy delivers an early Christmas surprise for local sporting hero
16th December 2020
Six-time Olympic champion, Sir Chris Hoy, surprised Fife cycling enthusiast, Kirsteen Torrance, with a video call and the delivery of a new bike, as a show of appreciation from The National Lottery.
Grassroots sports champions honoured by iconic sports venues and sporting legends
15th December 2020
Iconic sports venues across England and Wales are today changing their names for a day to honour grassroots sport community workers and volunteers who have gone above and beyond during lockdown.
World famous Stonehenge illuminated in dedication to unsung champions of UK heritage
2nd December 2020
TV’s Sir Tony Robinson today unveiled a historic takeover of Stonehenge, with the 5,000-year-old sarsen stones temporarily illuminated with images of ‘unsung heritage champions’ from across the UK.