Good Causes Awards

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National Lottery Good Causes Awards

€25,000 for overall winner

€10,000 each for 7 Category winners

(€95,000 Total Prize Fund)

The National Lottery Good Causes Awards aims to celebrate the inspiring and innovative work being carried out by the thousands of individuals, organisations, groups and sports clubs all over Ireland who benefit from National Lottery Good Causes funding.

The National Lottery Good Causes Awards initiative has seven categories that projects can apply under. These are:

  • Sport
  • Health & Wellness
  • Community
  • Youth
  • Arts & Culture and
  • Heritage
  • Irish Language (awarded at the National Final)


These awards are open to any community project, club or individual who has received National Lottery funding from the years 2014 – 2019. 

Check if your organisation is eligible to enter.


The entries are now open for the competition until Friday 27th November 2020 at 6pm.

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


How the competition works

The competition will have two rounds of judging from which a total of 36 organisations will go forward to the national final, where seven of these projects will win a €10,000 cash prize for each category.

The winning does not stop there as one of those winners will go on to be crowned as National Lottery Good Cause of the Year and win an additional cash prize of €25,000 to be re-invested in the important work that the project does within their community.