It's been a great start to the year for National Lottery Projects, and it's all thanks to you – our players.
An average of 479^ new projects are funded every week across the UK. And, to date, an average of 135 projects have been supported in every postcode district, so every part of the UK has benefited. You can search online for projects in your local community. With around £33m raised every single week, here are just a few of the hundreds of projects already supported in 2014.
Sir Chris Hoy talks BMX
BMX and skateboard facility Adrenaline Alley in Corby received £127,000. Olympian Sir Chris Hoy visited to see what the money has gone towards.Extreme sports – watch the video
Empowering young people
Young Enterprise, an education project designed to empower young people with confidence and ambition to succeed, received £1.5m from the Big Lottery Fund.Young Enterprise – read more
Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics
Our lottery-funded athletes excelled in Sochi 2014, including Gold medal-winning skeleton athlete Lizzy Yarnold and history-making snowboarder Jenny JonesJenny Jones – watch her message video
'Just imagine' life without lottery funding
From music to arts, sport to heritage – thanks to you, lottery funding has been helping projects across the UK for the last 20 years.See projects you've helped – watch the video
The National Lottery began funding UK films in 1994 and, this year, 11 National Lottery-funded films were nominated for a BAFTA.BAFTA success – find out more
Last year, you supported over 21,000 National Lottery Projects through- out the UK. See more about the lives you helped to change in 2013 and are continuing to help by playing The National Lottery. Thank you!> See the 2013 review
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^ Based on National Lottery grants awarded Jan 2013-Jan 2014, www.lottery.culture.gov.uk.