Hunt is on for Angus's favourite community heroes

Jenni Falconer, with Scotland’s 2022 National Lottery Award Winner, Eric Sproul.Jenni Falconer, with Scotland’s 2022 National Lottery Award Winner, Eric Sproul.
Jenni Falconer, with Scotland’s 2022 National Lottery Award Winner, Eric Sproul.
The National Lottery Awards are back for 2023, in search of the inspirational individuals and organisations who do amazing things with the help of National Lottery funding.

An incredible £873,010 of National Lottery funding went to projects in Angus in 2021/22 according to new figures released to mark the launch of the 2023 National Lottery Awards.

A total of 43 National Lottery grants were awarded in the area, providing crucial support to arts, sports, heritage and community organisations, helping communities tackle challenges around cost-of-living pressures.

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Again, this year, The National Lottery is looking to highlight the exceptional work of local heroes who have gone the extra mile to make a difference in their communities, especially during these challenging times.

Any person or group who has received National Lottery funding is eligible for nomination.

Jonathan Tuchner, from the National Lottery, said: “Since it was established in 1994, The National Lottery has continued to make a remarkable contribution to life in the UK. Thanks to National Lottery players, an incredible £47 billion has been raised for good causes, with £30 million supporting people and projects around the UK every single week.

“The National Lottery Awards seek to honour those who have worked tirelessly to improve the lives of the people around them. In difficult circumstances, this selfless dedication has never been more important, and we want to thank them and celebrate their incredible eff orts.”

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The National Lottery Awards will recognise outstanding individuals in the following categories: Community & Charity, Arts, Culture & Film, Sport, Heritage, Environment and Young Hero (Under 25s).

There will also be a Special Achievement Award to mark the accomplishments of an exceptional individual who has gone above and beyond to make the lives of people that little bit better in their local community.

To make your nomination tweet @LottoGoodCauses using the hashtag #NLAwards with your suggestions or visit: www.lotterygoodcauses.org.uk/awards. Entries must be received by midday on May 16.