Thank you for supporting Good Causes

Last week players raised an estimated €5.0 Million for Good Causes!

Almost 30c from every €1 spent on National Lottery games goes back to thousands of incredible Good Causes in communities all over Ireland in the areas of Health, Sport, Arts, Irish Language, Heritage, Children and Youth. We are delighted that National Lottery players have raised an estimated €6 billion for Good Causes across the country since we began selling our first products back in 1987.

Good Causes Ireland 2020

We’re so proud to support the thousands of volunteers and organisations across Ireland who are doing such wonderful work for their communities. Do you want to find out more about how Good Causes funding was distributed in your county in 2020? Explore our interactive map and read the stories of some incredible causes.


Good Causes Awards

Every year, the Good Causes Awards celebrate the inspirational work carried out by many volunteers, coaches, care givers and extraordinary people all across Ireland, along with the organisations they represent. 

Thanks to you our players, you make this possible.


What is Good Causes Funding? 

The National Lottery’s primary aim is to raise funds for good causes which help to support and make a difference to communities all over Ireland. Over 3,000 beneficiaries received Good Causes funding in 2020. National Lottery Good Causes Funding is available to groups and organisations in the following sectors as set out in the National Lottery Act 2013:

  • Sport
  • Arts & Culture
  • Heritage
  • Youth
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Community
  • Irish Language


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