The National Lottery is looking for individuals who have made an extraordinary impact on their community.

The organisation wants nominations of Swindonians who have done amazing things with the help of their funding as part of the 2020 National Lottery Awards. They are particularly looking for people who have adapted during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

These accolades will recognise outstanding contributions in the arts, education, health, environment, sport, heritage, and community/charity sectors. Winners will receive a £3,000 cash prize for their organisation and a trophy. This is the first-time individuals will be honoured.

Over £2,475,000 of National Lottery funding has been invested in good causes in Swindon throughout 2018-19 and 33 National Lottery grants were awarded in the region during the previous financial year.

Jonathan Tuchner from the National Lottery Promotions Unit said: “The National Lottery has had a huge impact on life across the UK. Thanks to National Lottery players thousands of projects are making an incredible difference to their local communities.

“Now, more than ever, people have rallied together, and individuals are performing inspirational acts and extraordinary endeavours to help in cities, towns and villages up and down the country.

“Thanks to National Lottery players, up to £600 million has been made available to support communities throughout the UK amid the coronavirus crisis. People have used National Lottery funding in amazing ways during these challenging times. We want to honour them as part of this year’s National Lottery Awards and recognise their selfless dedication and thank them for their fantastic work.”

There is also a special Young Hero Award for someone under the age of 18 who has gone that extra mile in their organisation.

To make a nomination tweet @LottoGoodCauses with your suggestions or complete an entry form at

Entries must be received by midnight on August 19.