There’s ‘lotts’ to celebrate in Causeway area

National Lottery funding of more than £5.3 million has been given to good causes in the Causeway Coast and Glens local authority in 2019/20 according to new figures released today to mark the launch of The National Lottery Awards.

A total of 82 National Lottery grants were allocated in this period providing crucial support to arts, sports, heritage and community organisations in the area.

The National Lottery Awards, launched today by TV star Jacqueline Jossa, are the annual search for the UK’s favourite National Lottery funded people and projects and they celebrate the inspirational individuals and groups who do extraordinary things in their community especially during these challenging times.

Last year there were 5000 nominations made and once again, the National Lottery is looking to hear about those who are going the extra mile, doing amazing things and inspiring others. Anyone who has received National Lottery funding is eligible for nomination.

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Jacqueline Jossa is on the look out for local heroes in the Causeway Coast and Glens area

Winners in each category will receive a £3,000 cash prize for their organisation and a coveted National Lottery Awards trophy.

Former EastEnders actor and National Lottery Awards ambassador Jacqueline Jossa said: “I hope lots of people nominate their local heroes as they deserve to be celebrated, especially during these challenging times when many need the support more than ever.”

To make a nomination for this year’s National Lottery Awards, complete an entry form through the website www.lotterygoodcauses/awards. Entries must be received by midnight on June 7, 2021.