Nominations for National Lottery awards are now open.

The awards cover the arts, education, health, the environment, sport, heritage and communities and local charities.

They are given to those who are considered to have done “amazing things “with the help of National Lottery funding and are an inspiration to us all.

Winners in each category will receive a £3,000 cash prize for their organisation and a National Lottery Awards trophy.

New figures reveal that more than £2,465,000 of National Lottery funding has been invested in good causes in Carlisle in 2018/19 alone, with a total of 41 grants awarded.

Entries must be received by midnight on August 19.

To apply twee @LottoGoodCauses / or visit