Infographic Celebrates National Lottery Funding To Parklife
22nd January 2014
An infographic inspired by the UK’s green spaces has been released by the National Lottery to celebrate Day 22 of its ‘Just Imagine’ campaign, which aims to raise awareness of the massive impact that £31 billion in project funding has had across the UK since the first National Lottery draw 20 years ago.
The picture has been created to draw attention to the National Lottery’s funding of improvements to 700 parks and green spaces. Set against a spring backdrop, the image reveals that over the last five years the National Lottery has invested £131 million of good cause funding into allotments, community gardens and food projects.
Meanwhile, the silhouette of a cyclist represents the National Lottery’s £43.5 million of funding to the National Cycle Network, and the outline of a public bandstand represents the 100 that have been fully reinstated. Other key statistics include the 700 playing fields that have been saved from closure and the 174,210 acres of land of importance to wildlife restored.
To enable people to learn more about National Lottery funded projects in their area, the National Lottery has launched a ‘Good Cause Finder’. To see projects in your area, or to find out more about Just Imagine January, visit www.lotterygoodcauses.org.uk
Notes to editors
For press enquiries relating to the Just Imagine campaign:
Jim Williams firstname.lastname@example.org 07814 068 349
Alex Bake email@example.com 07552 289 290
For press enquiries relating to the National Lottery:
Michael Thompson, Head of Media at the National Lottery Promotions Unit, on 07734 295745.
Twitter: @lottogoodcauses #JustImagine
About the National Lottery Promotions Unit
The National Lottery Promotions Unit (NLPU) is responsible for raising awareness of Lottery funding to Good Causes. Amongst other initiatives, NLPU manages the National Lottery Awards.
National Lottery funding is awarded through 12 distributing bodies: Big Lottery Fund, UK Sport, Sport England, Sport Wales, Sport NI, Sportscotland, Heritage Lottery Fund, Arts Council England, Arts Council Wales, Arts Council NI, Creative Scotland and the British Film Institute.
Over £31 billion has been awarded to good cause projects across the UK since the launch of the National Lottery back in 1994. Currently, £33 million of good cause funding is raised every week by National Lottery players.