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Nominations for National Lottery awards now open

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A total of £1,078,240 of National Lottery funding went to 60 projects in the Isle of Wight in 2020/21, providing crucial support to arts, sports, heritage and community organisations.

Now the National Lottery is looking to highlight the exceptional work of local heroes who have gone the extra mile and made a difference in their community. Anyone who has received National Lottery funding is eligible for nomination.

Jonathan Tuchner, from the National Lottery, said: “The lottery has made an incredible contribution to life in the UK since it was first established in 1994.

“The National Lottery awards seek to honour those who have stepped up and worked tirelessly on behalf of others. We want to thank them and celebrate their incredible efforts.”

The National Lottery awards will celebrate outstanding individuals in the categories of community/charity, art, culture & film, sport, heritage, environment and Young Hero (Under 25). Winners will receive a £5,000 cash prize and a trophy.

Any projects that have benefited from National Lottery funding are also eligible to enter the Project of the Year category. A UK-wide public vote in September will decide the winner.

To make your nomination tweet @LottoGoodCauses with your suggestions or complete an entry form on lotterygoodcauses.org.uk/awards. Entries must be received by midnight on June 1.