The National Lottery Awards celebrate the people and projects who do extraordinary things with the help of National Lottery funding. They want to hear about those people who have stood up against adversity and stood out for their caring commitment to their causes.

The judging panel, made up of members of The National Lottery family and partners, will decide the winners of the individual categories.

A total of 16 projects from across the UK will be shortlisted to take part in a public vote in a new category – The National Lottery Project of the Year.

All winners will receive a National Lottery Awards trophy and a £3,000 cash prize for their project.

In 2020 there were almost 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.

Young Hero nominees should be under 18 years of age and all suggestions must have been either funded by the National Lottery or be associated with a project which has received National Lottery funding. If you are not sure, don’t worry, nominate them anyway, and their team will check it out.

Nominations close at midnight on 7 June 2021.

Individual Nomination Categories:

  • Culture, Arts & Film
  • Community/Charity
  • Heritage
  • Sport
  • Young Hero (under 18s)

National Lottery funded projects from any sector are eligible to enter The National Lottery Project of the Year category.

For more information or to apply, click here to visit the National Lottery Awards website