National Lottery Awards 2022

National Lottery Awards 2022

Nominations for the 2022 National Lottery Awards are now open

Do you know a project or individual making a difference in your sport or community? Now is your chance to nominate them for a National Lottery Award.

The National Lottery Awards celebrate the people and projects who do extraordinary things with the help of National Lottery funding. They want to hear about those people who have stood up against adversity and stood out for their caring commitment to their causes. All winners will receive a National Lottery Awards trophy and a £5,000 cash prize for their project.

A total of 16 projects from across the UK will be shortlisted to take part in a public vote, later in the year, to be crowned National Lottery Project of the Year.

The other categories are:

  • Arts, Culture & Film
  • Community/Charity
  • Environment
  • Heritage
  • Sport
  • Young Hero (under 25s)

Edinburgh’s Chris Sellar won last year’s award in the sport hero category. Chris is a former member of the Young People’s Sport Panel and now works as a sport and partnership manager at Oriam.

In January 2020, Chris lost his mum to suicide, a short while after his dad had passed away from cancer. Running has been a big feature of Chris’s own self-care, helping him to stay positive, process his thoughts and emotions and stay healthy.

One year on in January 2021 Chris embarked on a 28-day running challenge during which he ran 10km every day to raise money for two charities close to his heart. He ran the equivalent of six and a half marathons over the course of his challenge. The challenged raised awareness of mental health and suicide prevention, incredibly he managed to raise over £20,000 for Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS) and Back Onside.

Find out more

About the awards and how to nominate.

Share links

Related Articles

Duncan Scott takes part in the fingers crossed selfie

Fingers crossed

Say thank you to The National Lottery on its 25th birthday

Read More
Gillian Sefton

My sporting life

Gillian Sefton on her passion for developing motorsport in Scotland

Read More
Terry - Group Picture (1).jpg

Go the distance

Terry Bruton gives everything for his club and his boxers

Read More