Could your lottery funded project in Bedfordshire be a lockdown legend?

The search is on with a £3k cash prize at stake

Tuesday, 14th July 2020, 12:07 pm
Updated Tuesday, 14th July 2020, 12:10 pm

The National Lottery is searching for hometown heroes or a lockdown legend in the county as part of the 2020 National Lottery Awards.

This year the annual search for the UK’s most popular National Lottery funded projects will, for the first time, honour individuals who have made an extraordinary impact in their community - especially those who have adapted during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

New figures reveal more than £965,000 of National Lottery funding was invested in good causes in Bedfordshire in 2018/19.

Last year's winners

A total of 30 National Lottery grants were awarded in the region during the previous financial year, providing vital support to arts, sports, heritage and community projects.

So don't miss your chance to nominate people who have done amazing things with the help of National Lottery funding and are an inspiration.

Winners in each category will receive a £3,000 cash prize for their organisation and a coveted National Lottery Awards trophy.

The 2020 National Lottery Awards are in the following sectors:

*Arts

*Education

*Health

*Environment

*Sport

*Heritage

*Community/Charity

And there will be a special Young Hero Award for someone under the age of 18 who has gone that extra mile in their organisation. All nominees must work or act for a National Lottery funded organisation or have received National Lottery funding.

To make your nomination, tweet @LottoGoodCauses with your suggestions or complete an entry form here

Entries must be received by midnight on August 19.