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Lottery Good Causes

The Good Causes Fund receives 28p from every £1 spent on National Lottery tickets, which adds up to £33 million per week and means that, to date, over £32 billion has been distributed to social and charitable organisations since the National Lottery began in 1994. There have been 450,000 individual awards granted across the UK in the fields of health, education, environment, charity, sport, the arts and heritage which works out, on average, as a whopping 144 Good Causes grants for each postcode district of the country.

The funds allocated up to 31st March 2014 follow a formula set by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport:

The money is dispersed among a number of bodies, each of which has specialist knowledge of their sector and/or local region. These organisations have the ultimate responsibility to distribute funds to applicants who have submitted their requests to them directly.

Good Causes That Have Benefitted From the National Lottery

The 2010 Academy Award-winning film The King’s Speech received £1 million from the National Lottery via the British Film Institute (BFI). The profit made on the Lottery’s initial outlay was invested back into the BFI’s fund to help train future film makers.

In Devon, the Good Causes Fund has helped fund Veterans with Dogs, a pilot project which matches pets with service members who are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after returning from warzones. The companionship helps support veterans through their illness and gives them the opportunity to meet up with other sufferers for group walks and get-togethers.

These are just two of the schemes that benefit when you buy UK Lotto tickets. There are too many to count, but all of them are able to do the good work they do thanks to grants from the Good Causes Fund.

The Current Organisations Distributing Good Causes Funding:

Arts Council England – National office
21 Bloomsbury Street
London
WC1B 3HF
Tel: 0845 300 6200
www.artscouncil.org.uk

Arts Council of Northern Ireland
MacNeice House
77 Malone Road
Belfast
BT9 6AQ
Tel: 028 9038 5200
www.artscouncil-ni.org

Arts Council of Wales
Bute Place
Cardiff
CF10 5AL
Tel: 029 2044 1300
www.artswales.org.uk

British Film Institute
21 Stephen Street
London
W1T 1LN
Tel: 020 7255 1444
www.bfi.org.uk

Big Lottery Fund
1 Plough Place
London
EC4A 1DE
Tel: 0345 4 10 20 30
www.biglotteryfund.org.uk

Creative Scotland
Waverley Gate
2 – 4 Waterloo Place
Edinburgh
EH1 3EG
Tel: 0845 603 6000
www.creativescotland.com

Heritage Lottery Fund
7 Holbein Place
London
SW1W 8NR
Tel: 020 7591 6000
www.hlf.org.uk

Sport England
SportPark
3 Oakwood Drive
Loughborough
Leicestershire
LE11 3QF
Tel: 08458 508 508
www.sportengland.org

Sport Northern Ireland
House of Sport
2a Upper Malone Road
Belfast
BT9 5LA
Tel: 028 9038 1222
www.sportni.net

Sport Wales
Sophia Gardens
Cardiff
CF11 9SW
Tel: 0300 3003111
www.sportwales.org.uk

Sport Scotland
Doges
Templeton on the Green
62 Templeton Street
Glasgow
G40 1DA
Tel: 0141 534 6500
www.sportscotland.org.uk

UK Sport
21 Bloomsbury Street
London
WC1B 3HF
Tel: 020 7211 5100
www.uksport.gov.uk