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  1. Providing stability at a time of uncertainty

    28th October 2020

    Music 4 U, a performing arts school in Aberdeen that continued to find innovative ways to reach out to its community during lockdown.

  2. Ben Buddy Slack with the bench dedicated to him at Meanwood Park, Leeds

    A Song For Life

    28th October 2020

    A Swan Song Project is a unique idea that supports people near the end of their lives or facing the loss of a loved one, to write and record their own songs.

  3. Helping Young Families

    28th October 2020

    The WILD Young Parents’ Project works with young parents under the age of 23, along with their children and babies across the most deprived areas of Cornwall.

  4. Responding to loss and loneliness

    28th October 2020

    Oyovwe founded the Widows’ Empowerment Trust after seeing a close friend lose her husband and sensing her loneliness and social isolation. Oyovwe is one of 12 people who have a bench dedicated to them

  5. If You Want Something Done, Then Just Do It Yourself

    28th October 2020

    During lockdown, Christina, who is from Antrim in Northern Ireland, made and delivered care packages to each and every member of the group every fortnight.

  6. Reinvigorated community spirit and better relationships with neighbours has left people feeling safer

    28th October 2020

    A report released today by The National Lottery indicates that over the past eight months almost half of adults in the UK (49%) feel, notwithstanding the hardship of the pandemic, a positive to emerge is the sense of community spirit.

  7. Freedom on two wheels

    28th October 2020

    Bikes for refugees is a project that offers solidarity and friendship towards newcomers to the UK.

  8. Putting veterans at ease

    26th October 2020

    It was lived experience that motivated Claire Wright and Chris Squires to start Trafford Veterans. Both veterans – Royal Navy and King’s Regiment respectively – the Stretford-based couple found themselves needing support five years ago, but struggled to find help.


    19th October 2020

    This Morning resident doctor and former Strictly Come Dancing star Dr Ranj Singh has named inspirational husband and wife duo ‘Lockdown Legends’ in coveted National Lottery Awards, for their work providing surplus food to those in need.

  10. How a taxi driver helped me talk

    9th October 2020

    William Hall is a 25-year army veteran who had fallen into isolation, that is until he met David Gibson, the founder of Fares4Free.

  11. Olympic gold medallist Denise Lewis reveals first National Lottery Award 2020 winner!

    8th October 2020

    The winner of the National Lottery Award 2020 - Health category

  12. National Lottery funded films selected for this year's BFI London Film Festival

    30th September 2020

    The programme for the BFI London Film Festival, which takes place from 7-18 October, features a whopping14 films that have received National Lottery funding. Read on to find out our top three feature and short film highlights, all headed to the big screen thanks to the players.