New figures reveal more than £21m. of National Lottery funding has been invested in Pendle since the National Lottery began almost 25 years ago.
A wide variety of local projects have received National Lottery funding over the last 25 years:
• The largest National Lottery grant in the area was the £2m. for the Whitefield and Lomeshaye Townscape and Heritage Initiative in 2000.
• The first ever National Lottery grant in the area was the £1m. for the West Craven dual use dry sports centre and learner pool at Barnoldswick in 1995.
• The majority of National Lottery grants are for less than £10,000 such as the £8,750 to Volunteer Pendle to promote volunteering opportunities for young people in 2017.
From today, any organisation that has received National Lottery funding, has the chance to gain nationwide acclaim by entering the 25th Birthday National Lottery Awards - the charity's search for the UK's favourite ever National Lottery-funded projects.
National Lottery Awards winners will receive a £10,000 cash prize and national recognition at a glittering ceremony broadcast on BBC One later in the year.
To enter your favourite project in this year's National Lottery Awards, complete an entry form through the website https://www.lotterygoodcauses.org.uk/awards. Entries must be received by midnight on April 30th.