The annual search for the UK’s favourite National Lottery funded people and projects will recognise those individuals and organisations who have made an extraordinary impact in their community – especially during these unprecedented times.
The National Lottery Awards – which have been launched by former Eastenders star Jacqueline Jossa – annually search for the UK’s top lottery-funded people and projects, celebrating the inspirational individuals and groups who do extraordinary things for their community.
National Lottery players raise £30 million every week for good causes and we know this money is being used in amazing and inspiring ways. As part of The National Lottery Awards we want to celebrate those whose selfless dedication and fantastic work makes such a difference in villages, towns and cities across the country.
Encompassing all areas of National Lottery funding, you nominate local legends and hometown heroes in the following categories: culture, arts & film, community/charity, heritage and sport. In addition, there will be a young hero award for someone under the age of 18.
Actor and National Lottery Awards ambassador, Jacqueline Jossa, said: “I hope lots of people nominate their local heroes as they deserve to be celebrated, especially during these challenging times when many need the support more than ever.
“So much National Lottery funding goes to great causes and allows these local heroes to continue their inspirational work within our communities and it is thanks to National Lottery players that this can continue.”
Furthermore, groups or organisations are eligible to enter The National Lottery Project of the Year category, where shortlisted finalists will face a public vote later in the year.
All award winners will receive an iconic National Lottery Awards trophy and £3,000 for their organisation.
Nominations can be made by completing an entry form on our website www.lotterygoodcauses.org.uk/awards. All nominees must have been funded by The National Lottery or be associated with a National Lottery funded project. Entries must be received by midnight on 7 June 2021