Every time somebody plays a National Lottery game, they are helping to make the UK a better place. That’s because, for every National Lottery ticket sold, a proportion of the money received benefits a huge variety of Good Cause projects that make a real difference to the lives of people and communities the length and breadth of the country.

From repairing Scout huts, supporting the most vulnerable in society and breathing fresh life into local communities across the UK to preserving the nation’s heritage, protecting the environment and helping to make inspirational Olympic and Paralympic champions, amazing people are doing extraordinary things with National Lottery funding week in, week out.


On top of that, since its launch in 1994, The National Lottery has created thousands of jobs, provided more than a million training volunteering opportunities, and helped to build internationally renowned and award-winning arts and film industries.


With the equivalent of around 225 lottery grants in every postcode district, almost everyone in the UK has benefited from a National Lottery-funded project. To date, National Lottery players have raised over £43 billion for Good Causes – money that has funded more than 635,000 projects in total across the arts, sport, heritage, health, education, environment and community/charity sectors.