Funds raised for good causes Q1 2017 to 2018
Additional data sets in this series
Since its launch in November 1994, the National Lottery has raised over £35 billion for good causes that include sports (including Olympic athletes and the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games), arts and heritage, as well as health and education and the environment.
Funds are raised from the sale of National Lottery games and supplemented by unclaimed prizes and interest on balances of funds held. The funds for the original good causes are held in the National Lottery Distribution Fund (NLDF).
The Commission ensures that payments from the Lottery operator to the good causes are accurate and on time.
Total funds raised for good causes between Quarter 1 2016 to 2017 and Quarter 1 2017 to 20181
The following chart shows the most recent quarter and the preceding four quarters for comparative purposes. For consistency, each week’s ending date must fall within the reporting quarter, therefore the number of weeks within the quarters may vary.
The total raised for the NLDF in Quarter 1 (April to June) was £351.7m. This was £76.7m (17.9%) below the January to March quarter’s total and £16.6m (4.5%) below Quarter 1 in 2016 to 2017:
|2016 to 2017 Quarter 1||2016 to 2017 Quarter 2||2016 to 2017 Quarter 3||2016 to 2017 Quarter 4||2017 to 2018 Quarter 1|
|Amount raised for good causes (millions)||£368.3m||£404.9m||£431.0m||£428.4m||£351.7m|