How The Health Lottery Is Helping To Create Change
The Health Lottery is committed to tackling the scourge of health inequality in Great Britain. We operate on behalf of 12 society lotteries, who work closely with People’s Health Trust to ensure that funds raised through The Health Lottery are granted to the grassroots causes that need it most. These health and wellness charities deal with some of the issues that affect a large percent of the population such as access to mental health treatment and support programs. Lottery charity funding has long been a way for organizations to fund their much- needed programs, especially through seasonal initiatives for special holidays and raffles. The Health Lottery takes this one step further by uniting 12 society lotteries across Great Britain on a rotational basis so that each one receives a portion of the lotto charity fund for their health- related charities.
Thanks to our players, and the hard work of our retail partners who sell paper tickets on behalf of the lotto charity fund, vital resources have been raised through The Health Lottery to support more than 2,900 health and wellness charities-related causes across England, Scotland, and Wales. Our owner pledged, on our launch in 2011, that hundreds of millions of pounds would be raised for these health- related charities. In 2018, that pledge became reality, with over £108 million raised to date.
Below, you can read stories about the valuable work that these 12 society lotteries have been able to fund in their communities through The Health Lottery. Many of these causes – some of whom would not exist without lottery charity funding raised through The Health Lottery – joined us for a celebratory reception in 2018 hosted by Simon Cowell. Meeting these volunteers and charity workers was truly inspiring for us, and with your help, we can raise even more funds to support them. These stories are inspiring and show just how necessary this lottery charity funding has been for so many health and wellness charities which would not have been able to achieve their objectives without it. If there are health related charities that speak out to you in your own community consider how your contribution directly or through playing The Health Lottery can assist them. Charity lottery providers are paving the road for health and wellness charities to tackle inequalities.