Ten UK-based organisations have been named as semi-finalists
in the Best Charity/Voluntary Project category of The National
Lottery Awards 2009.
The National Lottery Awards are an annual search to find
the UK’s favourite Lottery-funded projects.
The public are being urged to show their support by casting
a vote and helping their favourite organisations in the
running make it through to the next stage of the Awards.
The category is being supported by Woman magazine, which
will feature all ten of the semi-finalists in the Best Charity
Voluntary Projects category in its upcoming issue and online.
The ten projects are:
•Angus Care and Repair's Small Repairs Service
• Belfast Adventure Learning Park
• Family Sign & Support
• Harbour Place Day Centre
• Out of School Clubs for Young People with Autism
• Partners in Politics
• Sue's Place: The Newark and Notts Child Bereavement
and Loss Centre
• The Bread Maker
The winning projects, across seven award categories, will
receive national recognition on a special BBC 1 TV show
later this year, and a £2,000 cash prize to spend
on their project.
This year’s National Lottery Awards are supported
by broadcaster, Jackie Brambles.
She said: “This year, The National Lottery is celebrating
its 15th Anniversary. Since it began, Lottery players have
raised - £25 million per week for Good Causes and
the Awards recognise the amazing talent and hard work of
the people involved in running many amazing projects.”
Now in their sixth successful year, The National Lottery
Awards recognise the difference that Lottery-funded projects
– both big and small – make to local communities,
and celebrate the achievements of the people behind them.
Voting for the semi-finals started at 9am on Monday 22
June and ends at midday on Friday 10 July. For further information,
and to register a vote, go to www.lotterygoodcauses.org.uk/awards
The three projects in each category with the most number
of votes will go through to the finals of the Awards and
another round of public voting later in August.