#JustImagine sport in the UK without National Lottery funding

by Youth Sport Trust

The Youth Sport Trust is proudly supporting the National Lottery’s #JustImagine campaign, which is raising awareness of the great work taking place throughout the UK made possible with Lottery funding.

Over the years, the Youth Sport Trust has been lucky enough to receive Lottery funding to support a number of projects that the charity delivers, including the Sainsbury’s School Games. The multi-sport event, which has been running for seven years, features over 1,500 of the UK’s elite young non-disabled and disabled athletes competing in 12 sports. The Games have provided a springboard for many of today’s biggest names in sport including Paralympic gold medallists Ellie Simmonds, Hannah Cockroft and Jonnie Peacock along with GB sprinter Adam Gemili and heptathlete Katrina Johnson-Thompson.

Lottery funding through the Spirit of 2012 Trust has also supported a key programme of the Trust’s called Lead Your Generation: an Inclusive Future - a leadership and volunteering programme, for young people with a special emphasis on inclusion. Spirit was established by the Big Lottery Fund to ensure the spirit that radiated from the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics is felt by everyone, everywhere. 

Since the first draw 20 years ago this year, the National Lottery has raised £31 billion for life changing projects across the UK, including £5.1 billion for Sport.

To highlight the difference this money is making across the UK, the National Lottery has created a short animated film, narrated by Ricky Tomlinson and starring Ricky, Chris Hoy and Beth Tweddle. The film connects people and projects across the UK and asks the nation to imagine what life would be like without Lottery funding.

Show your support at www.lotterygoodcauses.org.uk @LottoGoodCauses