Tag Archives: National Lottery

National Lottery Community Fund awards £20m in climate change grants

The National Lottery Community Fund has awarded £19.5m in grants to local projects and community organisations fighting climate change and reducing environmental damage across the UK. Distributed over the past four months, National Lottery funding has been allocated to community projects focused on environmental sustainability in key areas such as energy reduction, food production, biofriendly transport, waste management and recycling, as …

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Nigel Railton comes under political fire over u-18 lottery ban

Camelot CEO Nigel Railton has been criticised for stating that it could take up to a year for the UK National Lottery operator to impose a nationwide under-18s ban on playing National Lottery products.   Speaking as part of a recent All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPG) session, Railton disclosed that there are a series of ‘logistical challenges’ to enforcing such a measure, …

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Digital transition helps Camelot bounceback from covid retail disruptions

Camelot UK has underscored its ‘digital resilience’ after the National Lottery operator recorded its second-highest interim performance, generating ticket sales of £3.85 billion. Publishing its six-month results for the financial year of 2020/2021 (period ending 30 September), Camelot revealed that it had overcome an ‘18% hit in sales’ at the start of the pandemic in April. During the trading period, …

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SAZKA appoints Sir Keith Mills as National Lottery steward

SAZKA Group has appointed Sir Keith Mills as ‘Bid Chair’ to lead its ‘UK Team’ competing to win the fourth National Lottery operating tender. A figurehead in British business and sports, Mills is the former President of the ‘London 2012 campaign committee’ who led a successful 10-year project to win the Olympic and Paralympic Games – the biggest ever sports …

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Heritage Fund provides £50m in direct relief to UK heritage projects  

The National Lottery has revealed that its ‘Heritage Emergency Fund’ has provided £50 million in direct support to 950 organisations across the UK to help cope with the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Heritage Fund, the independent body charged with distributing National Lottery funds to UK heritage and cultural projects, has provided a breakdown of its £50 million ‘Emergency …

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UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has this morning formally launched its competition to award the ‘fourth National Lottery operating licence‘. The current (third) GBP multi-billion contract serviced by Camelot Group will expire in 2023, as the UKGC and its advisory panel open its new concession to competitor proposals. Launching its competition, the UKGC underlined that it will award its licence …

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Camelot aims for ‘Big September’ supporting a high street recovery

Camelot Group has moved to revamp the September schedule of the National Lottery, seeking to boost the general public’s engagement with UK high street retailers helping them recover from lockdown.    Announced as its ‘Big September’ makeover, the National Lottery will host a further three ‘’Must be Won’ draws next month providing its retailers with further weekly millionaire draws to promote …

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National Lottery Community Fund issues £14m in Climate Action grants

The National Lottery Community Fund, the independent public body responsible for distributing grants raised by the National Lottery, has confirmed that £14 million will be directly distributed to community organisations fighting climate change. This story featured in today’s SBC News 90. To view the latest round-up, watch today’s edition here. The grants are announced as part of the National Lottery’s …

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Camelot under fire for exploiting National Lottery age limits

Camelot Group, the operating company of the National Lottery, has faced media and political backlash following reports that 16 and 17-year-olds have spent £47 million on National Lottery games.  The Sunday Times accused Camelot of ‘exploiting a loophole’ in UK gambling laws, allowing children to wager on National Lottery instant-win products without any form of intervention.  Quoting ‘latest figures’, the …

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