Nominations for the 2023 National Lottery Awards are now open.

The National Lottery Awards celebrate the inspirational people and projects who do extraordinary things with the help of National Lottery funding.

They want to hear about amazing individuals across the UK who dedicate their time to improve the lives of those around them. The impact of their work doesn’t need to be large or far reaching, what’s important is that their care and commitment deserves to be thanked and acknowledged.

They are looking for individual heroes in the following categories:

Community & Charity
Arts, Culture & Film
Young Hero (under 25s)

In challenging times, you often see the very best in people, which is why the 2023 National Lottery Awards will celebrate a remarkable individual with a Special Achievement Award. All individual nominations will be considered for this award, as we look to honour somebody who has gone the extra mile to make the lives of other people that little bit better.

Winners of the individual categories will be decided by our judging panel, made up of members from The National Lottery family and partners.

We are also searching for outstanding projects around the UK who are working to make a positive impact in their local communities. A total of 16 projects from across the UK will be shortlisted to take part in a public vote later in the year, to be crowned National Lottery Project of the Year. National Lottery funded projects from any sector are eligible to enter The National Lottery Project of the Year category.

All individual winners and the National Lottery Project of the Year will receive a trophy and a £5,000 cash prize for their project.

Nominations must be 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 our team will check it out. Nominations close at 12:00pm on 16 May.

Nominate here!

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