Funds raised for good causes Q4 2019 to 2020
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 4 2018 to 2019 and Quarter 4 2019 to 20201
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 Q4 (January to March) was £439.12M. This was -£60.94M (-12.2%) below the October to December quarter and -£3.6M (-0.8%) below Q4 in FY 2018 to 2019. The last 5 quarters have generated £2.23bn to good causes.
|2018 to 2019 Quarter 4||2019 to 2020 Quarter 1||2019 to 2020 Quarter 2||2019 to 2020 Quarter 3||2019 to 2020 Quarter 4|
|Amount raised for good causes (millions)||£442.7m||£388.2m||£460.9m||£500.1m||£439.1m|