In March 2021, The National Lottery distributors announced that National Lottery players have now raised more than £1 billion in funding for Good Causes to help tackle the impact of coronavirus.
This vital funding has gone towards thousands of National Lottery-funded projects – from providing support for the elderly and vulnerable, to keeping young people connected and promoting physical and mental health in the community. It’s boosted the arts, heritage, sport and community/charity sectors and helped protect the future of thousands of organisations across the UK.
Camelot CEO, Nigel Railton, commented: "It's fantastic to see that National Lottery distributors have together now awarded over £1 billion to Good Causes across the UK to help tackle the impact of coronavirus.
"As the operator of The National Lottery, everyone here is incredibly proud to have been part of this massive effort by all involved. I'd particularly like to say a big thank you to our employees, the 44,000 retailers who sell tickets and National Lottery players for helping to make this vital funding possible."
To read more about projects and organisations that have benefited from the £1 billion in funding, visit: national-lottery.co.uk/life-changing