What’s New - Wales
£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.
BOXING STAR CONGRATULATES CARDIFF COACH WHO WINS UNDISPUTED ‘LOCKDOWN LEGEND’ TITLE THE HAYEMAKER CROWNS CARDIFF BOXING COACH ‘LOCKDOWN LEGEND’ IN 2020 NATIONAL LOTTERY AWARDSOR COMMUNITY WORK
12th November 2020
A Cardiff man who turned his life around through boxing has been crowned a UK ‘lockdown legend’ in the 2020 National Lottery Awards for his work in the community during the Coronavirus pandemic.
WELSH AM MEETS THE NEXT GENERATION HELPING TO PRESERVE THE FUTURE OF OUR HERITAGE
31st January 2020
Mid and West Wales Assembly Member, Joyce Watson, today visited young trainees at the National Lottery funded Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways to find out how they are playing a vital role in preserving the future of our heritage.
TOP SKATERS AND RIDERS DROP IN ON YOUNGSTERS TO CELEBRATE £3 BILLION NATIONAL LOTTERY INVESTMENT
19th October 2019
Some of the UK’s and the world’s finest skateboarders, BMX and Wheelchair Motocross stars dropped in on young people at a South Wales skatepark today to celebrate the £3 billion National Lottery players have raised to help young people in the UK to develop and thrive over the last 25 years.
Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson honoured with National Lottery Lifetime Achievement Award
15th October 2019
One of Britain’s greatest Paralympic athletes, Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, was honoured with a special Lifetime Achievement Award during last night’s 25th Birthday National Lottery Awards in London.
Plymouth breakdancing king crowned National Lottery legend
1st October 2019
A nationally respected hip hop artist and mentor from Plymouth has been awarded Local Legend status by the National Lottery for his work in transforming the lives of young people through the power of hip hop culture, music and dance.
“I can’t wait to represent my country on the world stage at Tokyo 2020.”
4th April 2019
Wales’ taekwondo champion, Jade Jones, tells how National Lottery funding has enabled her to become the world champion that she is today
“Football is a crucial part of Welsh history and identity and it all started here in Wrexham.”
20th March 2019
As Wales prepare to face Trinidad and Tobago at the Racecourse Ground this Wednesday, Jonathon Gammond, from the Wales Football Collection, tells how National Lottery funding has enabled the spiritual home of the sport in Wales to showcase some of its most sought-after memorabilia
“Being part of this has honestly been the highlight of my life”
19th March 2019
Rita Newman, who is a carer for her husband who lives with dementia, tells how a National Lottery funded arts project has helped her cope with loneliness
Olympic Star Celebrates 25 Years of The National Lottery Changing Lives in Wales
13th March 2019
Wales’ double Olympic Taekwondo Champion, Jade Jones, has highlighted the instrumental role that National Lottery funding has played in her success
Park Life: “The amazing opportunities at Wepre Park give me a sense of peace.”
8th March 2019
Connah’s Quay volunteer with learning difficulties talks about the joy of being given the chance to work at the ancient woodland and Country Park in his hometown.
Sisters doing it for each other: Wrexham sisters with same rare disease help raise awareness of uncommon illnesses
28th February 2019
Two young sisters from Wrexham born with the same rare genetic disorder are supporting International Rare Disease Day by highlighting their own personal stories.