We’re in the last 17 of the UK National Lottery Project of the Year awards!
But we need you vote to go all the way!
We beat off stiff competition from more than 1500 organisations to reach the public voting stage in this year’s National Lottery Awards.
These awards are to “celebrate the inspirational people and projects who do extraordinary things with the help of National Lottery funding”.
There are 17 shortlisted finalists from across the UK, who will compete in a four-week public vote to be named the National Lottery Project of the Year. Winners will receive a £3,000 cash prize for their project and an iconic National Lottery Awards trophy.
It is our network of seven reuse shops across Newport, Cardiff and the Valleys, (with two more due to open soon) that has been nominated for the prestigious award.
The thousands of donations we take in every year not only stops these items going to landfill but also helps those who are struggling financially.
At the same time our staff and volunteers gain vital skills restoring them.
The judges also liked our digital inclusion programme and our work making IT available to people in need.
Alun Harries, our Charity Manager said: “We are delighted to have been made a finalist in this year’s National Lottery Awards- even more so because there are so many incredible projects.
“Thanks to National Lottery funding, we are able to consistently deliver initiatives and outreach work that help alleviate household poverty and support those who are most in need in the community. All this is achieved whilst raising awareness and educating people about the importance of reuse as well as recycling.
“To be recognised for everything that we do is an honour and we really hope people will get behind us.”
Jonathan Tuchner, from the National Lottery, added: “In these challenging times that we still find ourselves in, we see so many examples of inspirational work throughout our communities, driven by these very projects. It’s thanks to National Lottery players, who raise more than £30 million each week for good causes, that brilliant projects like these, are possible.
“Wastesavers are doing some incredible work in their community and they thoroughly deserve to be in the finals of the National Lottery Awards Project of the Year 2021. With your support, they could be a winner.”