September 21, 2020
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If you’re not in you can’t win: Wicklow organisations urged to enter Lottery Good Causes Awards with €95,000 prize fund

The National Lottery has announced details of the National Lottery Good Causes Awards, with a total prize fund of €95,000, and is encouraging sports clubs, community organisations and projects in  Wicklow to apply.

These awards honour the inspiring work and achievements of thousands of projects, clubs and individuals all over Ireland, who, with the help of National Lottery Good Causes funding, have had an extraordinary impact on their local communities.

The awards ceremony will take place on February 20, 2021 in the Mansion House in Dublin City Centre.

The finale will be presented by broadcaster and journalist, Grainne Seoige and the competition’s judging process will be chaired by Lotto presenter and RTÉ weather broadcaster, Nuala Carey.

Both launched the National Lottery Good Causes Awards, which is now in its third year.

Individuals, community projects and organisations who received Good Causes funding between the years 2014 to 2019 (inclusive) are eligible to apply. Applications for the Awards are now open and people can enter and check eligibility at www.lottery.ie/goodcausesawards.

The seven categories are:

  • Sport
  • Health and Well Being
  • Arts/Culture
  • Heritage
  • Community
  • Youth Affairs.
  • Special category: Irish Language

Each of the seven category winners receiving €10,000 and the overall Good Cause of the Year winning an additional €25,000.

Nearly 30 cent in every €1 spent on all National Lottery games goes back to Good Causes in the areas of sport, youth, health, welfare, education, arts, heritage and the Irish Language. In total more than €5.6 Billion has been raised for Good Causes since the National Lottery was established 32 years ago. In 2019 alone, €250 million was raised for local Good Causes in communities across Ireland.

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