Awards deadline nears

PEOPLE in Scarborough are being urged to nominate their favourite local Lottery-funded project for recognition as the closing date draws closer for The National Lottery Awards 2011.

Projects in the town that have benefited from Lottery funding are encourage to enter and gain recognition for their work.

Lottery Awards ambassador Matt Baker said: “If a Lottery-funded project has had a positive impact on your local area, made a real difference to your life or if you are personally involved with a project that is transforming your community, then this is your last chance to nominate.”

All entries must be in by 5pm on Friday. The entrants that make it to the finals will receive national recognition at a star-studded event broadcast on BBC One later this year. They will also have a chance to win a £2,000 cash prize.

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 nominate a project or if you are a Lottery-funded project that wishes to enter, visit or call 0207 960 6828.