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National Lottery Funding Benefits the Nation

Last Updated: Thursday 24th September 2020, 11:04

It’s not just individuals that benefit from the millions of pounds generated by Lotto every year. In addition to the millionaires created by the game, groups and organisations across the country are rewarded on a regular basis for their hard work and dedication in trying to make the UK a better place to live. Last year, more than £1.5 billion in lottery revenue, raised from games like Lotto, EuroMillions and Thunderball, was allocated to projects across the country.

Last year, the borough of Hammersmith and Fulham benefitted from an amazing £5.9 million, which was able to aid 48 groups and organisations in the community including the West London River Group and Deaf Unity, with both groups scooping over £9,000 each to support their valuable work.

Another Hammersmith and Fulham organisation that benefited substantially from National Lottery funding was the local branch of the national charity Age UK. The money is to be spent starting up a community run upcycling and repair skills project with the ultimate goal of training members of the older generation to become voluntary handymen. It is hoped that, once trained, residents will be able to apply their skills and help others in the local area.

It isn’t just London that benefits from Lotto cash. From Land’s End to John o’Groats, lives are being changed across the country thanks to the Good Causes Fund. Visit the Good Causes page to find out more.

It doesn’t end there for the beneficiaries, as every project that has been granted funding stands a chance of scooping an additional £3,000 in funding at the National Lottery Awards 2016 due to take place in October. TV personality John Barrowman presented last year’s National Lottery Awards show and is full of praise for the positivity generated by the awards: “The National Lottery Awards offer an unmissable opportunity to give outstanding projects their time to shine.”

It’s not just worthwhile organisations that can benefit from the National Lottery’s bounty. You could be the winner of Saturday’s estimated £32.8 million jackpot, simply purchase tickets online or from authorised retailers across the UK. Good luck!

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