From community champions to inspirational volunteers, the National Lottery is looking to recognise those who have made an extraordinary impact during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
Encompassing all aspects of National Lottery good causes funding, this year’s awards are seeking to honour outstanding individuals in arts, education, health, environment, sport, heritage, community and charities, with each winner receiving a £3,000 cash prize.
Nearly £600 million has been made available to support communities throughout the UK amid the coronavirus crisis, with this year’s awards focussed on the individuals who have made a difference.
Last year's winners included a charity that protected the UK's endangered animals, plants and fungi and a support group for children who cannot be cared for by their own parents to live safely and securely within their own families and communities.
Nominations are open for this year’s National Lottery Awards.👏— The National Lottery Community Fund (@TNLComFund) August 3, 2020
The hunt is on for individuals who’ve made a difference in their community during #COVID19.
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“The National Lottery continues to have a positive impact on life across the UK. Thanks to National Lottery players thousands of projects are making an incredible difference to their local communities," said the National Lottery's Jonathan Tuchner.
“Now, more than ever, people have rallied together, and individuals are performing inspirational acts and extraordinary endeavours to help in cities, towns and villages up and down the country.
“Thanks to National Lottery players, up to £600 million has been made available to support communities throughout the UK amid the coronavirus crisis.
"People have used National Lottery funding in amazing ways during these challenging times. We want to honour them as part of this year’s National Lottery Awards and recognise their selfless dedication and thank them for their fantastic work.”
To make your nomination for this year’s National Lottery Awards, tweet @LottoGoodCauses with your suggestions or complete an entry form here
Entries must be received by midnight on 19th August 2020.