Just 25 years ago today, the first National Lottery draw took place. Since then, more than £39 billion from ticket sales has gone towards funding good causes, including many projects and initiatives here at the Wildlife Trust. Support from the National Lottery has been central to our work for many years, enabling us to build a brighter future for people and nature across our two counties.
At this very moment, grants from the Heritage Fund and Community Fund are powering projects that bring great benefit to local communities and wildlife. As the National Lottery celebrates this momentous milestone, we look at some of the things we've been able to achieve in the past year thanks to their support.