Lotto cash for Gainsborough

NEWS: The Gainsborough Standard
NEWS: The Gainsborough Standard

good causes in the Gainsborough area received more than £247,329 of National Lottery funding last year according to figures just released.

Around 25 grants were awarded across the area - providing a ‘vital cash boost’ to local arts, sport and heritage projects and community groups helping the area’s most vulnerable people.

In 2012 this included to £49,777 to the Scotter War Memorial Playingfield Association to help fund its refurbishment

Now this projects, and any organisation which has received Lottery funding in the last 18 years, have a chance to gain national recognition for their work as the National Lottery Awards 2013 open for entries.

John Barrowman, presenter of last year’s National Lottery Awards show, said: “The National Lottery raises £30 million a week for Good Causes and the Awards are a great way of celebrating the life changing difference these projects make to communities.”

“National Lottery players in Gainsborough should be proud of the difference they are making to people in the area.”

He added: “The National Lottery Awards recognise the unsung heroes, dedicated workers and selfless volunteers making great use of Lottery funding. If you know of a Lottery-funded organisation that deserves to be nominated, we want to hear from you.”

he National Lottery Awards have seven categories: Sport, Heritage, Arts, Environment, Health, Education, and Voluntary/Charity. The winners of The National Lottery Awards will receive a £2,000 cash prize and national recognition at a star-studded event broadcast on BBC One later this year.

To nominate someone for this year’s National Lottery Awards, visit