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Entering the National Lottery Good Causes Awards


The National Lottery are seeking entries to the Good Causes Awards. The competition will culminate with a National Final awards ceremony on Saturday 27th March 2021.

Who can enter?

If you are an individual or member of a community project, a sports club or voluntary organisation which has received National Lottery funding between the years 2014-2019. We want to hear from you. Beneficiaries will be judged on how their funds were used to have the most impact on their local community, members or service users.

Check if your organisation is eligible to enter.

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 2014-2019:

  • Sports – Sports Capital Programme or any funding issued through the Department of Sport or Sport Ireland
  • Arts and 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
  • Health – Funding from the Department of Health or the Health Service Executive
  • Community – Any National Lottery part-funded scheme administered by the Department of Planning, Housing and Local Government (formerly the Department of Environment, Community & Local Government) or the Department of Rural & Community Development
  • Irish Language – Any Irish Language funding provided through the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.

Download the full competition rules and T&Cs available here.