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Five Welsh projects nominated for top award

June 29, 2015

Votes are open for this year’s The National Lottery Awards, the search for the UK’s favourite Lottery-funded projects. Five Big Lottery Fund projects from Wales need your votes as they aim for nationwide acclaim on BBC One in the televised ceremony in September.

A massive 620 organisations were entered into the competition this year! 49 projects have made the cut at the public voting stage in this year’s competition, and they’re all looking for your votes to help them gain the top spot.

The winners of each of the National Lottery Awards categories will get a £2,000 cash prize, an iconic National Lottery Awards trophy and attend a star-studded Awards ceremony, broadcast on BBC One in September.

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The Big Music Project

The five finalists from Wales are below. Which one will you vote for?

The Big Music Project is a UK-wide initiative in the run for Best Arts Project that uses the expertise of some of the biggest names in entertainment, Global Radio and The British Phonographic Industry, along with UK Youth and their partner organisations to help young people from disadvantaged backgrounds take their first steps towards a career in the music industry. To vote for the Big Music Project, please click here. 

Changing Minds is competing against six other projects in the voluntary and charity category. BulliesOut’s Changing Minds has been delivering workshops and award winning mentoring programmes across Wales for children and young people who have been, or are currently being, bullied. It empowers people to find solutions and deal with the issue head-on. To vote for Changing Minds, please click here

Joined-Up Linking needs local votes of the voluntary and charity category. The Llanelli-based charity provides a bespoke service for ex-service personnel and their families to support their transition back into civilian life, and build their confidence and self-esteem. To vote for Joined-Up Linking, please click here.

Papworth Trust’s Kerry Farm is up against six other projects in the Health category, and is the only Welsh finalist in this category! Disability significantly damages family life stopping people being themselves, and at Kerry Farm near Newtown they provide supported breaks and coaching to help disabled families develop ways to cope better. To vote for Kerry Farm, please click here.

The iconic Grade II Newbridge Memo near Caerphilly needs local votes to win Best Heritage Project, and is the only Welsh finalist in this category. The memorial hall and miners’ institute has been restored to its former glory, and is now a music venue and meeting place, with a new library and information centre offering learning, cultural and heritage activities for the local community. To vote for Newbridge Memo please click here.

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Newbridge Memo

Voting closes on July 29th. You can find out more about the National Lottery Awards by visiting their page here, and more about the Big Lottery Fund at our page here

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