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What’s New - Wales

  1. Two women (Janis and Elan) with a National Lottery Award in their hands in the community garden Cynon Valley Organic Adventures in Wales

    Welsh community garden and wellbeing wonder wins National Lottery Award!

    9th December 2021

    A Cynon Valley heritage and conservation project which uses gardening and nature as a way of improving people’s employability skills and wellbeing has been named the 2021 National Lottery Wales Project of the Year.

  2. A man (Liam Reardon) photographed in the CREATE installation at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff.

    LOVE ISLAND’S LIAM UNVEILS NEW ARTWORK IN WALES THAT CALLS ON PEOPLE TO MAKE POSITIVE CHANGE HAPPEN

    17th November 2021

    Love Island 2021 winner Liam Reardon has unveiled a striking new installation at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff.

  3. A black and white portrair of a youn man (Llun Hedd Wyn) by ©SNPA.

    The symbol of a lost generation

    11th November 2021

    Discover the story of Ellis Humphrey Evans, the Welsh poet posthumously awarded the Eisteddfod chair at Birkenhead in 1917 after failing to return from 1st World War trenches. His story lives on thanks to a National Lottery funded centre at the former home of the poet in North Wales.

  4. 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.

  5. A dancer finds her feet in Wales

    1st March 2021

    Krystal Lowe, a young dancer from Bermuda, has found her feet in Wales with help from The National Lottery.

  6. £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.

  7. Social Running

    15th December 2020

    2020 was the year The Lliswerry Runners Club in Newport South Wales turned 35. It was also the year that life turned upside down.

  8. Everyday Sailors

    15th December 2020

    "One thing we've always tried to be is an open club,” notes Ken Newing. “It's ordinary, everyday people sailing.”

  9. A One Man Band

    1st December 2020

    Set up in 2000, The Penllergare Trust aims to restore and protect an area of 268 acres, five miles outside Swansea, including a large walled garden and an orchid house that was thought to be one of the first in the UK.

  10. The Wisdom of Elders

    1st December 2020

    When Professor Uzo Iwobi OBE saw the images of people who had died from Covid-19 back in March, alarm bells started ringing.

  11. 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.

  12. Finding yourself after a loss

    28th October 2020

    Rhian Mannings is the founder of 2 Wish Upon A Star - a charity she set up after her family was hit by a double tragedy in 2012.