Six Scottish projects in the running for Lotto awards

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Winners of the public vote will be revealed in November.

24th July 2019 by Gavin Stuart 0 Comments

Six Scottish projects are appealing for votes after reaching the finals of the 25th Birthday National Lottery Awards. 

V&A Dundee, Campbeltown Picture House, Stirling Carers Centre, Ocean Youth Trust Scotland, Glasgow Gladiators Disability Sports Club and Dates-n-Mates saw off competition from more than 700 organisations to reach the public voting stage in this year’s awards, which celebrate people and projects who have done extraordinary things with the help of Lotto funding.

Winners, who will get a £10,000 cash prize, will be revealed at an awards ceremony in November.

Award categories reflect the main areas of National Lottery funding: heritage, sport, arts, culture and film, community and charity, and sporting legend - all of which will be decided by a public vote.

Other award categories include lifetime achievement, young hero, special recognition, and twelve local legend awards, which will be selected by a panel made up of representatives from the National Lottery family.

Jonathan Tuchner, from the National Lottery, said: “It’s thanks to National Lottery players, who raise more than £30m each week for good causes, that brilliant projects like those in the finals of the National Lottery Awards are possible. 

“The projects are doing an incredible job in their local community and the work they do is hugely impressive. They thoroughly deserve to be in the finals of the 25th Birthday National Lottery Awards and with your support they could be winners.”

Votes can be cast via the Lottery’s Good Causes website. Voting runs from 9am on July 24 until midnight on August 21.