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29th June 2017

Forty nine projects are appealing for votes and the chance to star on prime-time TV after reaching the finals of the prestigious National Lottery Awards.

The projects beat off stiff competition from over 1,300 organisations – a record number of entries - to reach the public voting stage in this year’s National Lottery Awards – the annual search for the UK’s favourite Lottery-funded projects.

The winners of the seven National Lottery Awards categories will each get a £5,000 cash prize to spend on their project, an iconic National Lottery Awards trophy and attend a star-studded glittering Awards ceremony to be broadcast on BBC One in September.

There are seven projects competing for votes across seven categories, reflecting the main areas of National Lottery funding: arts, sport, heritage, health, environment, education and voluntary/charity.

Click here for details of the 49 finalists.

National Lottery Awards spokesperson, Jackie O’Sullivan, said: “National Lottery players raise £30 million every single week for Good Causes and the work done with that money is truly life-changing.

“The National Lottery Awards celebrate the talent and dedication of the amazing staff and volunteers who run these incredible National Lottery funded projects for the benefit of their communities.

“All of the projects have worked very hard to become finalists and they now need your support. So get voting!”

To vote, please go to To follow the campaign on twitter follow hashtag #NLAwards. Voting runs for four weeks from 9am on 29 June until midnight on 27 July.


For further information please contact The National Lottery Awards:

Sarah Myers, 0141 242 1414 or

Notes to eds

  • Telephone voting calls cost 5p max. A connection charge may be applied by some networks. Please check with your provider.
  • All voting will be independently adjudicated and verified by Electoral Reform Services.