20 years of the National Lottery and £17 million for East Dunbartonshire

On the twentieth anniversary of the first drawing of numbers on the National Lottery, East Dunbartonshire MP Jo Swinson has welcomed the £17million of grants awarded for 693 local projects over the years. 


The National Lottery has raised over £32 billion for good causes and supported over 400,000 projects throughout the UK.  

In East Dunbartonshire, grants have been awarded for community projects, charities, sports clubs and for the restoration of parks and public buildings. Notable recipients down the years include the Milngavie and Bearsden Swimming Club, the Auld Kirk Museum in Kirkintilloch, East Dunbartonshire’s Women’s Aid and Deafblind Scotland in Lenzie. 

This year, lottery money has gone to some fantastic local projects including £400,000 for Carers Link East Dunbartonshire, £10,000 for the Milngavie Youth Centre and £3,000 to support Lenzie’s annual Gala. 

Jo said: 

“Over the past 20 years National Lottery grants have significantly benefitted the lives of countless local residents. It’s wonderful to see so many grants being awarded to treasured local projects that have regenerated our communities, protected our heritage and supported some amazing charities.” 

The Secretary of State for Scotland Alistair Carmichael said: 

“Scotland has helped make the National Lottery what it is today and with £2.6bn towards over 55,000 projects, we have benefited from it.  Together with communities all across the UK we also helped all sorts of good causes up and down the country.  It’s a brilliant example of what we achieve together as part of the UK.”

Details of all the projects in Scotland which have received National Lottery funding can be found here.

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