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National Lottery marks 25th anniversary with new £7.5m fund

National Lottery marks 25th anniversary with new £7.5m fund

The Community Fund has created a one-off £7.5 million fund to mark the 25th anniversary of The .

The fund, #CelebrateNationalLottery25, will help communities “celebrate the extraordinary impact the National Lottery has had since its launch in November 1994”. Since then £40 billion has been raised for good causes, 565,000 projects across the UK.

Bringing people together

The #CelebrateNationalLottery25 funding is designed to support activity that will bring people and communities together across the UK.

Up to £2 million will be made available this year in small grants of up to £1,000. The remainder will be released to the sector through the Fund’s National Lottery Awards for All programme.

Applications open in November

Applications for the 25th anniversary fund will open in November, when full details will be announced.

Dawn Austwick, CEO of The National Lottery Community Fund, said: 

“For 25 years The National Lottery has been helping communities to thrive. We are launching our fund, #CelebrateNationalLottery25, to say happy birthday and a huge thank you to everyone who has helped make it such a great success. People have always been passionate about their communities and this special birthday fund means they can bring even more great ideas and projects to life.”

 

 

Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world's first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp.

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