Published On: Thu, Feb 27th, 2014 on 6:47 pm

Over £45m of lotto money came to West Yorkshire last year

John Barrowman

John Barrowman

More than £45 million of National Lottery funding was invested into West Yorkshire last year, figures have revealed.

A total of 543 grants were awarded across West Yorkshire, providing cash boosts to local arts, sport and heritage and community groups across the county.

Groups and services that benefited from the grant included Leeds Combined Arts that was given £7,174 to help deliver a variety of workshops to disadvantaged people in the community.

£4,190 was also given to Otley Action for Older People who used the money to furnish their new ground floor premises, to include a coffee table, bookshelves and computers.

John Barrowman, presenter of last year’s National Lottery Awards show, said: “Everyone in West Yorkshire who plays the National Lottery should be proud of the difference their money is making in the local community.

“If you know of a Lottery-funded organisation that deserves to be nominated, we want to hear from you.”

The winners of the next National Lottery Awards will receive a £2,000 cash prize and national recognition on a BBC One broadcast later this year.

The National Lottery Awards have seven categories – each reflecting an area of Lottery funding: Sport; Heritage; Arts; Environment; Health; Education; and Voluntary/Charity.

If you want to see a project from West Yorkshire celebrated in this year’s National Lottery Awards, visit

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