Celebrating amazing work

Your readers can help to recognise ordinary people doing extraordinary things.

Saturday, 24th March 2018, 12:00 pm

How? Well, the National Lottery Awards 2018 are open for entries, giving Lottery-funded projects a chance to dazzle in the national limelight.

The awards recognise the inspirational work carried out by organisations who use National Lottery funding as a force for good to transform communities and change lives.

They celebrate the amazing work and tireless efforts behind the success of local arts, education, health, environmental, sports, heritage, and community projects.

Every week, National Lottery players raise £30million for good causes and, since 1994, more than 525,000 Lottery grants have been awarded.

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This has raised vital funds that fuel new opportunities, encourage creativity, fund sports projects and tackle loneliness, which could not have happened without the support of National Lottery players.

Seven projects will be recognised at a star-studded awards ceremony broadcast on BBC One later this year, and each will win £5,000.

You can nominate your favourite National Lottery funded project by visiting www.nationallotteryawards.org.uk/awards

All entries must be in by midnight on Friday, April 6.

Ore Oduba

National Lottery Awards Ambassador