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Welsh Sport and The National Lottery

Sport in Wales would certainly look very different without National Lottery contributions.
When you buy a lottery ticket... you support the people, communities and infrastructure which enable sport in Wales to thrive. 

To say a huge thank you to the National Lottery, we want to showcase the fantastic work supported by the National Lottery and its players!


How lottery money shapes Welsh sport

Each year, the National Lottery invests millions of pounds into Welsh sport at a strategic and grass roots level. 

This includes investing in community clubs and supporting elite athletes to achieve their dreams. Lottery money is also behind some iconic Welsh sporting venues, including Principality Stadium in Cardiff and the National Pool in Swansea.

Without lottery investment many of the activities that Sport Wales embarks on would not be possible, many of our elite athletes would not have the support framework that they currently do, and many of our clubs would not exist in the same guise that they do.  Sport in Wales would look very different without national lottery contributions.  

Thanks to National Lottery players, £30 million is raised every week for good causes and this year that money has been more important than ever.  

Supporting Grassroots sport through the pandemic 

National Lottery funding has been instrumental in helping sport through the pandemic.  Sport Wales were able to set up emergency funding to help clubs and organisations survive lockdown, return to play safely and plan for the future. 

Thanks to the Be Active Wales Fund and the sheer passion, kindness and determination of the sport sector in Wales, thousands of grassroots sports workers and volunteers from local clubs and organisations across the UK, have been be able to continue to help the nation to remain active, happy and motivated during the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Lottery funding in action

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Thanking the National Lottery for the Be Active Wales Fund

From PPE equipment and covering utility bills to adapting facilities and digitalising activities – the Be Active Wales Fund has helped over 500 clubs since its launch in July 2020.  

It really has been a lifeline in enabling clubs and organisations to help boost people’s confidence in returning to sport, and lifted community spirit through the toughest of times. 

If you are one of the clubs or organisations who have benefitted from the Fund – check out how you can say thank you to its supporters – National Lottery and the Welsh Government.