The National Lottery Awards are an annual search to find the UK's favourite Lottery-funded projects. The awards recognise the difference these projects have made to people, places and communities across the UK and celebrate the talent, hard work and dedication of those involved in their running.
Public voting for the semi-final round of the 2011 awards is now underway. Reflecting the different types of projects that benefit from Lottery funding, awards are made under the following categories:
• Best Arts Project
• Best Education Project
• Best Environment Project
• Best Health Project
• Best Heritage Project
• Best Sports Project
• Best Voluntary/Charity Project
Winners will receive a cash prize of £2,000 and will be determined by a public vote featured in a special BBC1 television show in the autumn. In addition, projects reaching the shortlist stage will be showcased in local and national media, enabling them to share their success with people across the UK.
The awards are open to anyone, individually or as part of a group, who has successfully been awarded and used Lottery funding for any type and size of project which has benefited UK residents.
To cast your vote, visit: www.lotterygoodcauses.org.uk/awards.
The three projects in each category with the most votes will progress to the final round of public voting, which will run from 5-23 September 2011.
Deadline: Monday 20 June 2011, 12:00