Funds raised for good causes Q1 2021 to 2022
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Funds raised for good causes
Published: August 2021
Reporting Period: Quarter 1, 2021 to 2022 (April to June)
Since its launch in November 1994, the National Lottery has raised over £43 billion for good causes that include sports (including Olympic athletes), arts and heritage, as well as health, 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 Q1 2020 to 2021 and Q1 2021 to 20221
The 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 good causes in Quarter 1 (April to June) was £420.7M. This was -£130.6M (-23.7%) below the January to March quarter and £38.4M (10.0%) above Quarter 1 in 2020 to 2021. The last 5 quarters have generated £2.3bn to good causes.
|2020 to 2021 Quarter 1||2020 to 2021 Quarter 2||2020 to 2021 Quarter 3||2020 to 2021 Quarter 4||2021 to 2022 Quarter 1|
|Amount raised for good causes (millions)||£382.3m||£452.9m||£444.8m||£551.3m||£420.7m|