National Lottery Celebrates 25 Years

National Lottery celebrates 25 years and awarding £13.8 million to Tamworth projects

Following a meeting with Christopher Pincher MP, the National Lottery have confirmed that £13.8 million has been awarded to Tamworth projects over the last 25 years.

Since the National Lottery’s first draw took place on 19 November 1994, more than £40 billion has been awarded to good causes in the areas of arts, sport, heritage and community.

With the 25th Birthday celebrations in November this year, the National Lottery is looking to celebrate the extraordinary impact it has had on communities across the United Kingdom, as well as thanking National Lottery players for contributing around £30 million to good causes every week.

In Tamworth and surrounding villages, the National Lottery have awarded over £13.8 million on over 391 projects. These include:

Arts and Culture - £585,421.00 over 34 projects

Community - £7,578,842 over 282 projects

Heritage – £3,885,308 over 26 projects

Sport - £1,787,410 over 49 projects


Christopher Pincher, MP for Tamworth, said:

“I can remember going out and buying a Lottery ticket when it was first launched, however to think it was 25 years ago is another matter. It was great to see the details of how much Tamworth has benefitted from National Lottery funding. I would encourage all charities, community groups and businesses to continue applying and getting a slice of this fund!”