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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. Iconic art galleries and film institute join forces to celebrate unheralded champions of the arts sector

    2nd November 2020

    1 Society’s Unheralded Champions: A National Lottery Report, October 2020 includes findings from a survey completed by a nationally representative sample of 6,000 adults from across the UK between 2-9 October 2020. It was scripted, hosted, sampled and data processed by Opinium.

  11. Reinvigorated community spirit and better relationships with neighbours has left people feeling safer

    28th October 2020

    A report released today by The National Lottery indicates that over the past eight months almost half of adults in the UK (49%) feel, notwithstanding the hardship of the pandemic, a positive to emerge is the sense of community spirit.


    19th October 2020

    This Morning resident doctor and former Strictly Come Dancing star Dr Ranj Singh has named inspirational husband and wife duo ‘Lockdown Legends’ in coveted National Lottery Awards, for their work providing surplus food to those in need.

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