Where to Win Lottery Funding

The Peoples Post Code Lottery has made payment of over £147k to the “Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust” a charity that works to support the environmental, social and economic well-being of the Dales.

The Millenium Trust itself supports many projects in the Dales – like outreach work for disabled and disadvantaged groups, habitat restoration, new woodland planting, providing apprenticeships for young people, and much more besides.

The Heritage Lottery Fund is supporting a major project to restore glass and stonework at York Minster’s East Front. They have awarded a £9.7m boost s in addition to the £10m given to the minster fund in 2007. It will help  improve access for disabled visitors but focuses primarily on the restoration of the Great East Window, the largest expanse of medieval stained glass in the world. The project will last 15 years.

Screen Yorkshire distributes RIFE Lottery Funding and Digital Film Archive Fund (DFAF) awards on behalf of the UK Film Council. Or it did until November 2010 when the latest batch of applications were considered. These grants support and extend the provision, promotion and interpretation of specialised and mainstream film in the region.

Screen Yorkshire are also the regional partner for Mediabox in Yorkshire and Humber, the fund that offers disadvantaged 13 – 19 year olds the opportunity to create their own media projects.

Sport England funds projects that help people get involved in sport and physical activity. This includes refurbishing existing facilities or building new ones and developing programmes and initiatives that use sport and activity to support community cohesion, improve health and raise education levels. Minimum grants are £10,000.

Other sources of funding for projects


If you don’t ask you don’t get. Below is a list of recognised Olympic athletes who did ask and did get lottery support

* Ben Ainslie – Sailing
* Sir Chris Hoy – Cycling
* Christine Ohuruogu – Athletics
* Dave Roberts – Swimming
* Anna Blyth – Cyclist from Leeds
* Nicole Cooke – Cycling
* Lisa Dobriskey – Athletics
* Jessica Ennis – Athletics
* Hannah Miley – Swimming
* Josie Pearson – Paralympics
* Rebecca Adlington – Swimming

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