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Marking the National Lottery’s 20th anniversary

DCMS celebrates good causes benefiting from lottery investment.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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To mark the National Lottery’s 20th birthday we’re shining a spotlight on a range of amazing lottery funded projects around the country.

From Stonehenge to Sheffield’s Botanical Gardens, over the next 3 weeks we’ll be looking at a range of fascinating ways lottery money has been invested in good causes and the people that have benefited.

Projects include

  1. Eureka! The National Children’s Museum in Halifax is home to hundreds of interactive exhibits designed to inspire children to learn about themselves and the world around them
  2. Fort Williams World Championships received National Lottery funding through UK Sport. It’s one of the best events in the world for competitive biking
  3. Everyman Playhouse Theatre in Liverpool recently won the RIBA Stirling Prize
  4. Stonehenge received £10 million of funding to transform how the site is understood
  5. North Tyneside Art Studio in North Shields uses art to transform lives of people experiencing mental health problems
  6. Lylac Ridge Animal Learning Centre in South Wales has received funding to help children and adults with learning difficulties to develop new skills
  7. St George’s market was restored to its former glory thanks to Lottery funding
  8. Ping is a table tennis project which takes the game out of the office and into unusual locations in towns and cities
  9. Mobile cinema Screen Machine tours the Scottish Highlands with new releases thanks to Lottery funding

Get involved

  • Follow us on Twitter using our #20greatprojects hashtag for the latest projects we’re turning our focus on
  • Join us on a virtual journey around the UK via our Pinterest #20greatprojects map, which we’ll be adding to daily, building a snapshot of just some of projects you can enjoy around the UK.

About The National Lottery

Set up in 1994, The National Lottery donates £33 million each week to a wide range of lottery good causes. Find projects in your area.

Published 26 November 2014