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National Lottery Awards 2018

The National Lottery Awards

Get your favourite National Lottery funded project the recognition it deserves. 

Enter your chosen project into this year’s National Lottery Awards - the annual search to find the nation's favourite Lottery-funded projects.

Winners receive a £5,000 prize for their project and star in a television show on BBC One.

The deadline for entries is midnight 6th April.

Nominate your favourite project!

About the awards

The National Lottery Awards are the annual search to find the UK's favourite Lottery-funded projects. 

Lottery players raise £30 million each week for projects across the UK and the Awards are a great way of celebrating the ordinary people doing extraordinary things with National Lottery funding. 

Now in their 15th year, the Awards recognise the incredible difference that Lottery-funded projects have made to people, places and communities all across the UK through the 525,000 grants awarded since 1994. 

There are seven categories that you can enter, reflecting the different types of projects that benefit from National Lottery funding: Art, Education, Environment, Health, Heritage, Sport and Charity/Voluntary.

You can nominate your favourite project or put your own forward.  All entries must have received National Lottery funding, at any time since the Lottery started in 1994.

"Since winning, we’ve seen an increase in numbers of people living with sight loss participating at parkrun. Perhaps more importantly, we’ve seen a transformation in self-confidence for individuals who have found that they can achieve more than they ever thought possible."

Chris Jones, representative from parkrun UK, winner of Best Sport Project in 2017


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