National Lottery Funding Takes Centre Stage for British Theatres
29th January 2014
An infographic released by the National Lottery has thrown the spotlight on how their funding is delivering drama and theatre to audiences across the UK.
The image is released on Day 29 of ‘Just Imagine’, a nationwide campaign 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 this year.
Theatres in 40 towns across the country, including the Brunton Theatre in East Lothian, Warwick’s Playbox Theatre and the Torch Theatre in Milford Haven, have each received more than £1 million in funding. The map released by the National Lottery highlights the regional spread of the funding, showing the impact of theatre funding has been felt all across the UK.
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.