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17 Projects in the running for prestigious National Lottery ‘Project of the Year’ Award

7th September 2022

17 projects from across the UK are appealing for votes in order to be crowned National Lottery Project of the Year.

Silver National Lottery symbol trophy on green sofa
National Lottery Awards trophy

The final shortlist of projects beat off stiff competition from more than 1,300 organisations to reach the public voting stage in this year’s National Lottery Awards, which celebrate the inspirational people and projects that do extraordinary things with the help of National Lottery funding.

The finalists will compete in a four-week public vote from 7th September to 12th October to be named the National Lottery Project of the Year. Winners will receive a £5,000 cash prize for their project and an iconic National Lottery Awards trophy.

The projects shortlisted are:

  • South of Scotland Golden Eagle Project
  • Boots & Beards
  • Sense Scotland’s Sensatronic Lab
  • Amma Birth Companions
  • Museum of Homelessness
  • Maslaha - Muslim Girls Fence
  • Deaffest
  • The World Reimagined
  • Refuge4Pets
  • An Tobar
  • The Reconnect Project, It’s Never Too Late
  • Youth Together
  • The Niamh Louise Foundation
  • Millennium Falcon Exhibition
  • The Black Swimming Association
  • Forget-me-not Chorus
  • The Jac Lewis Foundation
Project members holding trophy together
Pollinating The Peak, winners of Project of the Year in the National Lottery Awards 2021

Jonathan Tuchner, from the National Lottery, added: “We’re so pleased to have received so many nominations highlighting the excellent work that National Lottery funded projects are doing up and down the UK. It’s no secret that times are tough, so it’s great to see so many people and projects dedicating so much time and energy into giving something back to their communities.”

"It’s thanks to National Lottery players, who raise more than £30 million each week for good causes, that brilliant projects like these are possible.”

“All of these projects are doing some incredible work in their local community and they thoroughly deserve to be in the finals of the National Lottery Awards Project of the Year 2022.”

To vote please go to Voting runs from 9am on 7th September until 5pm on 12th October.