News - 2021
Former Strictly judge waltzes in to honour an inspirational community dancer
13th October 2021
Dancing Dame Arlene Phillips has honoured an inspirational community dancer with a National Lottery Award in recognition of her incredible work with women affected by cancer in London and beyond.
Welsh icon Cerys Matthews honours Caerphilly volunteer who saved local community landmark with major award
11th October 2021
Welsh icon Cerys Matthews has honoured an inspirational Caerphilly hero with a National Lottery Award in recognition of her incredible work in the community.
New campaign offers support and encourages grieving parents who have lost children to open up
11th October 2021
"You're not alone" is a campaign and exhibition that encourage people to talk more openly and honestly about grief and child loss to offering them more support to grieving.
Clive Myrie honours mastermind behind Sheffield environmental project with National Lottery Award
6th October 2021
BBC presenter and Mastermind host Clive Myrie has honoured an inspirational Sheffield hero with a National Lottery Award in recognition of his incredible work in his community.
All for a good paws: how animals from projects and charities throughout the UK are improving people’s lives
4th October 2021
Furry and feathered friends across the UK are lending a paw or a wing to help people most in need and today we celebrate the amazing stories of animals coming together with humans to make their lives better.
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.