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National Lottery Good Causes Awards 2022

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We want to celebrate your inspiring work that you do within your community.

The National Lottery are seeking entries to this year’s Good Causes Awards. The competition will culminate with a National Final awards ceremony which will take place in Autumn 2022.

Who can enter this year’s awards?

You can enter the National Lottery Good Causes Awards if you or your organisation, project or club has received funding through the following National Lottery part-funded schemes between 2017-2021:

  • Sports – Sports Capital Programme or any funding issued through Sport Ireland
  • Arts & Culture – Any funding provided through the Arts Council of Ireland
  • Heritage – Any funding provided through the Heritage Council of Ireland.
  • Youth – Funding issued by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs (i.e. UBU Your Place, Your Space grants, Targeted Youth Funding Schemes or Youth Information Centre’s)
  • Health – Funding from the HSE National Lottery Grant Scheme
  • Community – Any National Lottery part-funded scheme administered by Department of Rural & Community Development (Senior Alert Schemes or Scheme to Support National Organisations (SSNO)
  • Irish Language – Any Irish Language support provided through the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media

Every year, the Good Causes Awards celebrate the inspirational work carried out by many volunteers, coaches, care givers and extraordinary people across Ireland, along with the organisations they represent. Beneficaries will be judged on how the funds were used to make an ever-lasting impact on their local community, project, club, or service users.

The National Lottery Good Causes Awards prize structure is as follows:



County Final – Certificate of Achievement

  Up to 189 Winners  

National Final - €1,000


Gala Event - €10,000 plus Trophy


  Good Cause of the Year - €25,000 plus Trophy  


*Total prize fund is €130,000


All entrants to the National Lottery Good Causes Awards 2022 must agree and adhere to the Terms & Conditions.

By entering this competition, the entrant agrees to these Terms & Conditions.

Good Causes of the Year 2021 - Lough Ree Lanesborough Angling Hub.

This wonderful organisation has changed people’s lives for the better within their community. This group of people truly are champions of inclusivity and were worthy winners of the awards in 2021. National Lottery are so proud to support them and wish them all the continued success into the future.

NO REPRO FEE: 29th May 2021. Lough Ree Lanesborough Angling Hub in Co. Roscommon were this afternoon presented with the Good Cause of the Year Award at the National Lottery Good Causes Awards which took place this afternoon (Saturday 29th May). A delighted Ciaran Mullooly (with Trophy) surrounded by the other delighted other members of the club celebrate the news of this fantastic win. Pic: Mac Innes Photography