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Good causes in Angus received over £780,000 of National Lottery funding in 2012, according to figures released at the end of last week.

Over 60 grants were awarded throughout the county last year, providing a vital cash boost to local arts, sport and heritage projects and community groups helping the area’s most vulnerable people.

These projects, and any organisation which has received Lottery funding in the last 18 years, have a chance to gain national recognition for their work as the National Lottery Awards 2013 open for entries.

Actor and presenter John Barrowman, who hosted last year’s National Lottery Awards show, said: “The National Lottery raises £30 million a week for Good Causes.

“The Awards are a great way of celebrating the life-changing difference these projects make to communities.

“National Lottery players in Angus should be proud of the difference they are making to people in the area.

“The National Lottery Awards recognise the unsung heroes, dedicated workers and selfless volunteers making great use of Lottery funding.

“If you know of a Lottery-funded organisation that deserves to be nominated, we want to hear from you.”

The National Lottery Awards have seven categories - each reflecting an area of Lottery funding: Sport; Heritage; Arts; Environment; Health; Education; and Voluntary/Charity.

The winners of The National Lottery Awards will receive a £2,000 cash prize and national recognition at a star-studded event broadcast on BBC One later this year.

If you want to see a project from Angus celebrated in this year’s National Lottery Awards, visit to find out more.

Alternatively you can call 0207 293 3599.

The Awards are now open for entries and any projects wishing to enter can do so by visiting the website.

Entries must be received by 9am on Tuesday, March 19.