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Blog - 2020

  1. Freedom on two wheels

    28th October 2020

    Bikes for refugees is a project that offers solidarity and friendship towards newcomers to the UK.

  2. Challenging Limits

    28th October 2020

    Mal used an almost fatal incident to motivate him to create a project which helps men in his area keep fit. Now, in recognition of his work in his community, a special bench is being dedicated to him.

  3. Serious Play

    28th October 2020

    Joy of Sound runs playful musical sessions using an amazing array of bespoke instruments that can be strummed, plucked or plinked. Founded 20 years ago, the group works primarily with the disabled, the impaired, the elderly and the unemployed among others.

  4. Footprints Is A Very Happy Place

    28th October 2020

    Over the lockdown period, teenager Joseph Rutherford from West Bridgford, near Nottingham decided to do something special to help others.

  5. Providing stability at a time of uncertainty

    28th October 2020

    Music 4 U, a performing arts school in Aberdeen that continued to find innovative ways to reach out to its community during lockdown.

  6. Helping Young Families

    28th October 2020

    The WILD Young Parents’ Project works with young parents under the age of 23, along with their children and babies across the most deprived areas of Cornwall.

  7. If You Want Something Done, Then Just Do It Yourself

    28th October 2020

    During lockdown, Christina, who is from Antrim in Northern Ireland, made and delivered care packages to each and every member of the group every fortnight.

  8. Putting veterans at ease

    26th October 2020

    It was lived experience that motivated Claire Wright and Chris Squires to start Trafford Veterans. Both veterans – Royal Navy and King’s Regiment respectively – the Stretford-based couple found themselves needing support five years ago, but struggled to find help.

  9. How a taxi driver helped me talk

    9th October 2020

    William Hall is a 25-year army veteran who had fallen into isolation, that is until he met David Gibson, the founder of Fares4Free.

  10. National Lottery funded films selected for this year's BFI London Film Festival

    30th September 2020

    The programme for the BFI London Film Festival, which takes place from 7-18 October, features a whopping14 films that have received National Lottery funding. Read on to find out our top three feature and short film highlights, all headed to the big screen thanks to the players.

  11. National Lottery funded film 'ROCKS' is 5*!

    25th September 2020

    National Lottery funded film ROCKS has received outstanding reviews since it opened in cinemas last Friday

  12. Thanks for the memories

    21st September 2020

    Wigan Warriors used money from The National Lottery to form a social group for people with dementia