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New subscribers – you can choose who you want to support!

When you sign up to play the Scottish Children’s Lottery you can now choose which deserving charity you wish all your charitable proceeds from your play to go to.

We’ve lots to choose from and we are adding more partners all the time!

Our average 2-line Monday and Thursday player will donate £46.80 through the course of each year and you can choose where the Scottish Children’s Lottery Trust donates that money to.

Simply head to our ‘Choose a Charity’ page now.

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Helping Children in the Highlands and Islands

We took a trip to Inverness earlier in the week to attend Social Enterprise Academy’s Award Ceremony and meet some of the fantastic projects delivered across the Highlands and Islands.

There was a thriving marketplace where the groups were selling their products, an opportunity to hear the fantastic Sealladh play and also see the groups picking up their awards.

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Scottish Children's Lottery Celebrates Two Jackpot Winners in One Week!

The Scottish Children's Lottery is thrilled to announce two incredible jackpot winners!

Mrs. B from Airdrie and Mrs. D from Dalry each walked away with a massive sum of £25,000.

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Empowering Southwest Glasgow's Youth Through Story

The Village Storytelling Centre based in Pollok, Glasgow is Scotland's leading applied storytelling organisation, who are dedicated to enriching lives through the power of story.

The charity received a grant award of £7,500 to ensure they continue to support children and young people aged 5-18 in southwest Glasgow.

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Dedicated to enriching the lives of children

We are grateful to big-hearted players like you for helping us provide HopScotch with £7,400 of funding.

HopScotch Children’s Charity is dedicated to enriching the lives of children facing substantial challenges, specifically providing free respite breaks for children and young people between 7-12 years living in Scotland who have no other chance of a break away from difficult home circumstances. Their respite breaks at Ardvullin on the Ardnamurchan Peninsula offer a safe haven where children can enjoy educational, fun, and exciting activities such as horse riding, canoeing, and beach trips, fostering confidence and social skills.

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Jak Trueman, a remarkable teenager

We are delighted to provide Team Jak with £7,500 of funding.

Established by the remarkable teenager Jak Trueman in 2015, Team Jak offers emotional, social, and practical assistance to individuals aged 0-25 battling cancer, along with their families and friends. With unique services like Jak’s Den in Livingston and Aberdeen, pop-ups in key locations, and specialised programs including counselling and music therapy, the charity strives to create smiles and ease the journey for these courageous young souls.

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Providing Young People in Scotland with a Chance

We love being able support such amazing charities who are levelling the playing field for Scotland’s children..

That’s why we’re delighted to award AR26 Charity with £10,000 of funding to support their Football for All programme.

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Home-grown support and fun with North Glasgow Food Community Initiative

North Glasgow Community Food Initiative are one of the many charities who have recently received funding from the Scottish Children’s lottery.

In total we have given over £7 million to charities all over Scotland and with your help, North Glasgow Food Community Initiative received £4,408, of grant funding .

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Providing a better quality of life for children and young people with disabilities

PLUS Forth Valley is a charity founded by parents and carers who wanted their children with disabilities to have access to the same social and leisure activities are their non-disabled peers and siblings, is just one of the charities you’ve supported and we were delighted to award them with a grant of £5,000, .

The grant enabled them to offer four After School Club sessions a week split between primary school and secondary school children throughout term time. This allows the children to have a more structured day where they can end the school day at PLUS and enjoy fun activities like arts and crafts or making their own snacks.

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Supporting Young Carers in Scotland

East Ayrshire Carers Center are just one of the charities who recently received £12,500 of funding from The Scottish Children’s Lottery Charity.

The charity provides a range of services including advice, training and respite breaks to unpaid carers who care for a member of their family, friend or neighbour who has a physical disability, mental health problem or addiction who needs support at home.

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Firsthand Lothian helped 23 different families

Firsthand Lothian are a charity doing some amazing work with families living across Edinburgh and they received £5,000 of grant funding from The Scottish Children’s Lottery Charity.

They aim to match trained workers and volunteers with children and families who are vulnerable and or have a child with additonal support needs, who may be isolated within their community with no or very little support of their own in place.

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Putting Families First with Scottish Children’s Lottery

With your help, we can support many charities and good causes making a difference to the lives of children in Scotland.

Families First St Andrew’s is one of them

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Every child deserves the best start in life

Birth, Baby and Beyond are one of the charities and recently received £5,000 of funding from the Scottish Children’s Lottery.

This much-needed funding allowed them to support over 360 families living in poverty with safe and sustainable baby and child equipment, such as prams and highchairs and Baby Food Packs, which contain essential items such as formula milk for babies and are provided to families who need it most.

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Supporting Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity with £5,000 of funding

With your help, we can support many charities and good causes making a difference to the lives of children in Scotland.

Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity is one of those we have supported with grant funding of £5,000. The grant was used for their Emergency Fund which is accessible to families who have a sick child at the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow.

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Charity begins at Home-Start

By playing Always IN! you help good causes do some great work!

Home-Start is one of those good causes and were awarded £25,000 of Scottish Children’s Lottery funding to help support families in communities by providing confidential help and expert support to those who need it most.

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Providing positive role models for deaf and disabled children

The Krazy Kat Theatre Company were awarded £3,810 of Scottish Children's Lottery funding, and deserve a standing ovation for their fantastic work promoting positive Deaf Awareness.

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Charity funding applications are now open!

Do you know a children’s charity that could benefit from grant funding of up to £25,000?

Scottish Childrens Lottery Trust, the charity supported by Scottish Children's Lottery, has announced its first funding window of 2022 now open.

Applications close on Monday 21st March 2022.

To apply or find out more visit www.scottishchildrenslotterytrust.com