The National Lottery

Funding Partner

National Lottery money is distributed by 12 independent organisations, including UK Sport, each with specialist knowledge of their sectors. 

All are arm’s length from Government and follow strict guidelines when deciding when deciding who should receive National Lottery funding. 

Since National Lottery funding for elite sport began in 1997 British athletes have won 633 Olympic and Paralympic medals. 

Since UK Sport was established more than 4,600 athletes have benefited from National Lottery support.

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Funding Partners
  • Department for Culture, Media & Sport
Official Partners
  • BAE Systems
  • BUPA
Strategic Partners
  • British Olympic Association
  • Paralympics GB
  • Sport England
  • Sport Northern Ireland
  • Sport Wales
  • Sport Scotland