Who will you nominate in this year’s National Lottery Awards?

Back from the Brink team members and Steve Backshall
Back from the Brink with their 2019 National Lottery Award for best heritage project
Nominations are open for the National Lottery Awards 2021! With winners in each category receiving a £3,000 cash prize for their organisation and a coveted trophy, who will you put forward?

A chance to celebrate heritage heroes 

This annual event honours the inspirational individuals, projects and young people who do extraordinary things for their community. Celebrating these achievements is more important than ever in the face of the challenges that the last year has brought.

"The National Lottery Awards seek to honour those who have stepped up and worked tirelessly on behalf of others."

Jonathan Tuchner, Director of The National Lottery Promotions Unit

Jonathan Tuchner, Director of The National Lottery Promotions Unit, said: "The last 12 months have been extremely tough on us all. But as we hope for better days ahead, we are constantly astounded by the way ordinary people and projects responded to adversity with heroic, yet simple acts of love, kindness and selflessness that will be long remembered."

Last year a total of 5000 nominations were made, recognising the ‘lockdown legends’ who went the extra mile, did amazing things and inspired others during the coronavirus pandemic. Jonathan Tuchner wants 2021 to be no different and said: "The National Lottery Awards seek to honour those who have stepped up and worked tirelessly on behalf of others. We want to thank them and celebrate their incredible efforts."

Taslima Ahmad of Creative Design & Manufacture
Taslima Ahmad of Creative Design & Manufacture was heritage winner in 2020 

The positive impact of the National Lottery 

The launch of the National Lottery Awards 2021 comes as figures reveal that more than £1.2 billion of National Lottery funding was given to good causes in the UK in 2019/20. A total of 26,823 grants supported heritage, arts, sports and community organisations.
 
Thanks to the £30million raised each week for good causes by National Lottery players, thousands of organisations are making an incredible impact and difference in their local areas. 

How to nominate 

Anyone who has received National Lottery funding is eligible for nomination across the following categories of individuals, Young Heroes and Project of the Year. 

To make your nomination for this year’s National Lottery Awards, tweet @LottoGoodCauses with your suggestions or visit the National Lottery Good Causes website. Don’t forget to nominate before the deadline of midnight on 7th June 2021.

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