National Lottery Funding in London

MQT on 2017-12-14
Session date: 
December 14, 2017
Question By: 
Tony Devenish
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Does the Mayor believe that the National Lottery is being well run to fund good causes in London?


Answer for National Lottery Funding in London

Answer for National Lottery Funding in London

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Since it was set up in 1994, the National Lottery has invested more than £7 billion in London and projects funded by National Lottery, such as Woodberry Wetlands, which I visited in August, have demonstrated to me the incredible benefit National Lottery funds have for local people.

Since the National Lottery began, it has distributed almost £3 billion (£2,951,366,666) through arts and cultural funding bodies in London:

        Arts Council England - £1.3 billion (£1,351,282,541)

        Heritage Lottery Fund - £1.4 billion (£1,406,331,804)

        British Film Institute - £2.2 million (£2,220,809)

        UK Film Council - £190million (£191,531,512)

In addition, arts and cultural activity is also funded through other National Lottery distributors including Big Lottery Fund, Awards for All, Sport England

I'm aware that National Lottery income has declined and competition is high and encourage all the National Lottery distributors to continue to support London's communities, and arts, heritage and sporting sectors. Both Heritage Lottery Fund and the Arts Council have played supportive roles in shaping our London Borough of Culture programme.