The National Lottery’s 25th Birthday

November 19th 2019 marks the 25th birthday of The National Lottery.

To celebrate this momentous milestone, and more than £40 billion that has been raised for good causes across the UK since 1994, The National Lottery family has thanked National Lottery players with a range of events across the UK.

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As a grant holder you’ve made a real difference to people and places in your local community and play an enormous part in National Lottery history.

We want to ensure you have a role in these exciting celebrations too and can share your stories with the public. That's why we've created a toolkit to help you do that. It contains everything from ideas to images, key messages to social posts and logos to internal communications examples.

We'd like you to use the contents of the toolkit now on social media, your website, in printed material and any other way you like to celebrate 25 years of the National Lottery helping ordinary people do extraordinary things.

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Applications for #CelebrateNationalLottery25 have closed


If you’ve submitted an application you can still log on and download your form if you need it for future reference. We hope to let you know by email whether you have been successful by 24 February 2020.

How will we choose who to fund? #CelebrateNationalLottery25 is about people and communities joining in with our birthday celebrations.

We’re expecting a lot of people to apply so to give everyone a fair chance we will use a lottery process, randomly selecting the applicants to be assessed.

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Find out more about The National Lottery's 25th birthday at www.lotterygoodcauses.org.uk