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Local Projects Feeling the Benefit of Heritage Lottery Fund

Local Projects Feeling the Benefit of Heritage Lottery Fund

As EuroMillions players across the continent dream of winning £10 million (€15 million) in tonight’s draw, local projects around the UK are also continuing to benefit from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Money is raised for good causes from every EuroMillions ticket sold, so participants can rest assured that they are doing their bit for charity even if they don’t quite manage to land one of the big prizes.

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The Heritage Lottery Fund is part of one of the four main categories which is allocated funding from the National Lottery’s Good Causes Fund, and many of the country’s most famous historical sites, such as Stonehenge and the Giant’s Causeway, have received considerable support. Thousands of community heritage projects have also benefited and just this week grants have been given to help Coventry’s London Road Cemetery and Chase Park in Whickham.

The restoration project at the Deepdene Estate near Dorking has also secured £1 million of funding, which will allow important work to take place on the garden buildings, paths and site and is hoped will ‘provide many important educational opportunities for residents and visitors’. Councillor Vivienne Michael, Mole Valley’s member for community engagement and resident services, added in the Dorking and Leatherhead Advertiser: “The Heritage Lottery Fund’s award is wonderful news and will enable us to share this fantastic asset and environmental gem with residents and visitors, helping to provide prosperity in our district.”

For more information on how local communities are supported by the money raised from lottery ticket sales, check out the Good Causes section. Many jackpot winners also like to make charitable donations, and there is another chance for EuroMillions players to strike it lucky on Tuesday night. The top prize of £17.9 million (€25.2 million) was snapped up by a player from Portugal in Friday night’s draw, and you can see a full breakdown of the prizes won on the EuroMillions Results page.

Ten UK players also won the Millionaire Maker as part of the June edition of Mega Friday, giving them a luxury holiday to either Thailand, Bali or the Maldives as well as a £1 million prize. It is the last draw of the month this evening, so make sure to get involved by playing online or visiting an authorised retailer in any of the countries taking part. The Good Causes Fund will benefit for every entry, and you never know - you could land a life-changing amount of cash. Best of luck!

Page Last Updated: 26/10/2015 09:49:26