The National Lottery
When You Play a Little, You Help Our Athletes a Lot
The National Lottery exists to help raise funds to support good causes. Around £30 million every week is raised thanks to people like you, playing our games.
That's massive. You help build local communities, power sports teams, save the environment, unleash creative talent, empower the elderly and back our Olympic and Paralympic athletes!
Every part of the UK benefits, averaging 220 projects per postcode area. That's over £42 billion, invested in the nation by 12 specialist organisations that ensure it goes exactly where it's needed.
ABOUT TEAM GB
BELIEVE IN EXTRAORDINARY
Team GB is the team representing Great Britain and Northern Ireland at the Olympic Games and is run by the British Olympic Association (BOA), whose mission is to unite and inspire the nation through the power of Olympic sport. The BOA supports athletes of all ages and from all backgrounds to go to the Olympic Games, both Summer and Winter editions, as well as funding teams to attend the senior European Games and Youth Olympic Games and Festivals. We aim to engage people throughout the United Kingdom, sharing the Olympic Values – Friendship, Excellence and Respect – and the positive impact of Team GB Olympians on the global stage.
PROUD OF OUR ELITE ATHLETES
ParalympicsGB is the Great Britain and Northern Ireland team competing at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. During the Paralympic Games disabled athletes are beamed into the nation’s homes and hearts. Their stories are told and they are cheered loudly as they compete for ParalympicsGB. We believe that the success our Paralympic stars achieve on the field of play can be turned into meaningful, long-term action – turning the nation’s cheers into change. With your support we can help to ensure disabled people are represented throughout society and, like our Paralympic heroes, become Impossible to Ignore.