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What’s New - Arts, Culture, Film

  1. A group of young people working in the woords from Keeping it Wild (London Wildlife Trust)

    More than £3 billion awarded to projects that support young people over the last decade

    16th February 2023

    £3 billion has been given to National Lottery projects that help young people connect with the environment and teach them how to protect it.

  2. Eden project

    The National Lottery Open Week returns Spring 2024 with free and discounted entry to venues across the UK

    13th February 2023

    The National Lottery Open Week 2023 runs from 18th to 26th March. Anyone who has a valid National Lottery ticket can get special offers at places and attractions.

  3. Two people (Chris Packham) and Milly Revill Hayward next to an artwork at The Eden Project.

    Celebrating 28 years of National Lottery funding with our ‘People’s Portraits’ campaign

    28th November 2022

    Our People’s Portraits series celebrates the impact National Lottery funding has had on communities around the UK since it began 28 years ago.

  4. A man (Jez Collins) posing in front of a building in Birmingham with a with a music vinyl on his hand.

    A sonic love letter to Birmingham

    9th August 2022

    A unique musical project for a unique music city is what On Record and Jez Collins have created as part of the Birmingham 2022 Festival.

  5. Women (Deirdre and Tia) with one of the hand gifts

    Birmingham gets creative to welcome athletes ahead of the 2022 Commonwealth Games

    26th July 2022

    Arts and crafts organisation Craftspace believe the lives of locals and athletes alike can be changed by 4600 Gifts - a special Commonwealth Games gift project.

  6. A woman (Kelly Brook) at her house holding a National Lottery Award.

    Kelly Brook leads the hunt for UK’s favourite community heroes as the National Lottery Awards 2022 begins

    27th April 2022

    The National Lottery Awards are back for 2022, and this year Kelly Brook is leading the hunt for the UK’s favourite National Lottery-funded people and projects.

  7. The National Lottery crossed fingers icon

    2021/22 National Lottery Promotions Unit Annual Report

    31st March 2022

    The Unit's annual report and accounts for the financial year 2021/22

  8. As Seen on Screen: New research from The National Lottery reveals how TV and film inspires the nation’s travel habits

    14th March 2022

    Northern Ireland’s Causeway Coast, seen in popular TV series Game of Thrones, comes out on top in the poll of places people want to visit

  9. A group of women posing

    Four National Lottery funded superstars to celebrate this International Women’s Day

    7th March 2022

    International Women’s Day is celebrated around the globe every March 8th to highlight the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. We’re showcasing some of the amazing National Lottery funded projects created by women, as well as individuals who are taking action for equality and making a positive difference.

  10. A men standing next to a manakin in someone's kitchen.

    Celebrating National Lottery supported films at Sundance 2022

    20th January 2022

    The 2022 Sundance Film Festival begins today, running from 20-30 January, with seven incredible National Lottery supported films being premiered. Discover our top four film highlights being featured at this year’s festival, thanks to National Lottery players.

  11. A woman (Alexandra Burke) photographed in the CHANGE installation of Trafalgar Square in London, England.


    18th November 2021

    A host of famous faces, including Alexandra Burke, Sir Chris Hoy, Nadine Coyle and Liam Reardon, have teamed up with The National Lottery to unveil four striking installations across London, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Antrim to inspire and spark positive change in our communities.

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


    17th November 2021

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