Lottery funding of £150m for Northumberland


New figures reveal that the National Lottery has invested more than £147.8million in Northumberland projects since the first draw, 20 years ago today.

In the past two decades, 3,386 grants have been awarded to individuals and organisations across the county.

The largest grant was £10.2million to Experience Northumberland at Woodhorn Museum and Archives. Other Lottery-funded projects in the area include Northumberland National Park Authority, Northumberland Library Service and Northumberland Wildlife Trust.

Jackie O’Sullivan, from the National Lottery, said: “In 20 years, the National Lottery has helped transform life in Northumberland for the better, creating iconic cultural landmarks, empowering communities and developing world-class sporting talent.

“National Lottery funding has improved people’s health, preserved our rich heritage and created a better future for all.

“In addition to all the projects that have benefited, thousands of individuals across the UK have won life-changing prizes with 3,600 millionaires created to date.

“National Lottery players can be proud of the positive changes they have helped bring about since the first draw in 1994.”