The National Lottery is a winning ticket for Vale of Clwyd

James Davies MP has thanked National Lottery players in Vale of Clwyd for their role in raising over £30 million every week for good causes, and has urged more local arts, sports, heritage and community groups to apply for National Lottery funding.

Since the National Lottery started in 1994, £24,914,191 of funding has gone to 1,028 projects in Vale of Clwyd. So, while National Lottery funding has already made a massive difference in the area, there is still more money available that could be just the ticket for local sports clubs, and arts, community and heritage groups.

James Davies MP said: “Most people play The National Lottery to win, but the reason it was set up in the first place was to fund good causes. National Lottery players have already helped countless local groups, but so many more could still benefit from funding. For example, it can be used to buy equipment, modernise your facility, train volunteers, make a film, or organise an event, activity or performance. I’d strongly urge everyone involved in something like this to consider applying for National Lottery funding.”

This follows National Lottery Week in Parliament, which took place from 20-23 February. The event raised awareness of the funding available and demonstrated how National Lottery players’ money is changing people’s lives and improving their wellbeing. National Lottery funding is awarded in Vale of Clwyd by the Big Lottery Fund, Heritage Lottery Fund, Sport Wales, Arts Council of Wales, British Film Institute and UK Sport.

Local groups can find out more about National Lottery funding and how to apply for it by visiting: www.lotterygoodcauses.org.uk.