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2016 National Lottery Awards Voting

2016 National Lottery Awards Voting

Every year, the National Lottery Awards gives people in the UK the opportunity to vote for their favourite lottery-funded project in each of seven separate categories. We are pleased to report that the voting stage is now upon us, and over the next couple of weeks – until Wednesday 20 July, to be precise – the public will be helping to determine which projects will make it through to the high-profile Awards event later this year. The winner of each category will also win £3,000 for their project.

The finalists for each category for the 2016 National Lottery Awards are as follows:

Best Arts Project Finalists
Cultural Hubs
Glasgow Piano City
Lung Ha Theatre Company
Multi-story Music
Musical Connections
R(eff)uge
Rhythmix

Best Education Project Finalists
Age UK South Staffordshire – Children Matter
CITB NI’s Heritage Upskilling Apprenticeship Programme
Key to the Door TOYS project
Know Your Money
Mullany e-Mentoring
Takin’ Charge
Whizz-Kids: My Friends, My Skills, My Future

Best Environment Project Finalists
Bike Back
Blooming Beds and Bees
Froglife
Grow Wild
Great Trossachs Forest Gateways Project
Kittiwake Cam
WildPlay

Best Health Project Finalists
Foyle First Responders
Life Matters
North West Blood Bikes Lancs & Lakes
Sea Sanctuary
Silver Project
Spectrum
Volunteering for Wellbeing

Best Heritage Project Finalists
Battle Bus
Ceòlas Uibhist
The Forever Project – keeping their stories alive
Lido Ponty – National Lido of Wales
Lion Salt Works
The Playhouse
Slave Trade Legacies: The Colour of Money

Best Sport Project Finalists
The Deaf-friendly Swimming Project
Just Bowl
Leicester Huncote Hornets BMX Club
Steel City Fit Club
WFA Inclusive Sport Project
The Way Youth Zone
YMCA Lincolnshire Parkour Club

Best Voluntary/Charity Project Finalists
Beach Wheelchairs
Befriending Older People’s Project
Devon & Cornwall Food Association
Halton Carers Centre
KMEWO’s Women Learning for Living Project
London Taxi Benevolent Association for War Disabled
The Wintercomfort Pathways Project

The 2016 National Lottery Awards will be the 13th such event that has been held, and will once again highlight just how much of a positive impact lottery players make for various good causes across the country. More than 490,000 grants have been made since the lottery began in 1994, and it is nice to remember that participation in lottery games isn’t just about jackpots, but that it has a very important humanitarian side too.

We wish the best of luck to each of the 49 finalists, and we are also looking forward to writing about the winners after the event has taken place later in the year. In the meantime, if you have not yet voted for your favourite project, you have until Wednesday 20 July to do so.

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