Over 21,000 National Lottery Projects funded in 2013!
National Lottery Projects - 2013 Review

In 2013, over 21,000 National Lottery projects were supported by you.

This means that, thanks to you, National Lottery players have now helped to fund a total of over 420,000 projects across the UK - an average of 135 for every postcode district. Over £35m is contributed towards National Lottery projects every single week, so here are some examples to give you a taste of some of the lives you've helped to change this year…

January

Derry is the UK City of Culture

National Lottery grants helped transform Derry, which kicks off a year of cultural celebrations.

City of culture – read more
February

The National Lottery Awards 2013

Previous NLA winners New Forest Nightstop, helping young homeless people, attend the ceremony.

NLA 2013 – read more
March

A 400,000 landmark is reached

Mylene Klass celebrates the 400,000th National Lottery grant, to cancer charity Tenovus Sing With Us.

400,000th grant celebration – read more
April

Tomos Walters quizzes the Prime Minister

The National Lottery arranges for Tomos, 14, who has cerebral palsy, to interview the Prime Minister.

Tomos meets David – read more
May

The Brownlee Brothers are big in Japan

National Lottery-funded Olympians Jonathan and Alistair compete in the World Triathlon Series.

Brownlees in Japan – read more
June

Life-saving bikers in the spotlight

Life-saving North West Blood Bikes Lancs & Lakes Service appears on the National Lottery draw show.

Draw show stars – read more
July

Glasgow's turn to shine

The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Cultural Programme launches, aided by lottery investment via Creative Scotland.

Glasgow Games – read more
Aug

Ricky Tomlinson hands out award

Gartnavel Chapel Cancer Support Centre wins the National Lottery Award for Best Heritage Project 2013.

Gartnavel's award – read more
Sept

The spirit of 2012 lives on

The Big Lottery Fund launches The Spirit of 2012 Trust to keep the London 2012 spirit alive.

Spirit of 2012 – read more
October

Lytham Community Choir are Lotto stars

As the new dawn for Lotto arrives, the lottery-funded choir sings along on the ad. Ooh wakka-doo!

Lytham Community Choir – read more
November

Philomena opens to critical acclaim

Dame Judi Dench and Steve Coogan star in the lottery-supported film from director Stephen Frears.

Philomena opens – read more
December

Charities help the homeless at Christmas

Over £23m of National Lottery funds help charities to support the country's homeless during Christmas.

Helping the homeless – read more