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.
TV Presenter and furniture restorer Jay Blades honours Scottish community workers with bespoke benches
23rd November 2020
Today two Scottish charity workers have been honoured with unique, handcrafted benches designed by the country’s most famous furniture restorer and eco-designer Jay Blades.
The National Lottery and ITV invites the public to ‘Miss Out’ on their favourite ITV show to ‘Help Out’ in their local community
20th November 2020
A spotlight is being shone on people who give up their time to help communities, thanks to a new campaign from The National Lottery, ITV and STV. Miss Out To Help Out is encouraging the public to miss out on their favourite TV shows and use that time to ‘help out’ in their community.
TEXTILE MENTOR SEAMLESSLY WINS MAJOR HERITAGE AWARD
17th November 2020
Artisan Taslima Ahmad has sewn up a 2020 National Lottery Award, for her work to keep traditional textile techniques alive with her courses for marginalised women and children.
YOUTUBE AND STRICTLY STAR SAFFRON BARKER SURPRISES YOUNG HERO WITH PRESTRIGOUS AWARD
13th November 2020
YouTube sensation Saffron Barker surprised a young carer from Kent with a coveted National Lottery Award, for her tireless work in the local community and for NHS staff, during lockdown.