Lottery cash to help young and old people

June 22, 2010 by  
Filed under Lottery News

Some of the most vulnerable people in Northern Ireland are to benefit from a £40 million cash injection from the Big Lottery Fund. Two national groups will use the lottery cash to help young and old people in Northern Ireland. One group will use their lottery grant to support vulnerable young people and the other will help isolated older members of the community.

Across Northern Ireland both the young and the old will benefit from this latest National Lottery initiative. Empowering Young People, a programme to support young people who have been released from care, who have become involved in criminal activities or have fallen out of the education system will receive a £20 million grant from the National Lottery’s Big Lottery Fund.

The second group to benefit from this latest lottery hand out for good causes is Connecting Older People, which is a project that aims to assist elderly people who become isolated and vulnerable in the community.

The Big Lottery Fund is the body responsible for distributing around half of the money raised by the UK National Lottery for good causes, which is approximately 14p in every pound spent playing the many National Lottery draws and instant win games. Each year the Big Lottery Fund assists community groups and projects across Britain which improve health, the environment or education by awarding these groups millions of pounds in grants.

Remember that every time you buy a National Lottery ticket, EuroMillions ticket or play an instant win game you are contributing to good causes across the UK. You can play all of the National Lottery draws and instant win games here at Online Lotto by clicking the playlink above.