At The National Lottery Heritage Fund, we love to celebrate the difference our funding makes to people and communities.
Find below our favourite heart-warming stories about real people and real lives, changed for the better by funds from National Lottery players.
Changing lives: volunteering helps Ben turn away from trouble
The youth club at the Galley Centre offered the young people of Kidsgrove, Staffordshire, a reason to keep off the streets and out of trouble. But when bored teenagers, including some of 17-year-old Ben's friends, vandalised the centre, the youth club was closed down. It left them with nothing to do
Changing lives: helping Rachel rediscover her island paradise
Progressive health problems reduced Rachel Johnson’s mobility, restricting her access to her and her husband’s favourite destination, Lundy Island. Now, National Lottery funding has helped her bring a ‘tramper’ to the island so she can explore again.