Lottery to add ‘good cause’

The design industry stands to gain on the swings what it loses on the roundabouts, following Government proposals for the National Lottery.

A White Paper published this week proposes to divert 1bn of Lottery cash to pay for health and education initiatives.

This will mean the adding of a sixth “good cause” fund, and could mean less money for millennium projects.

The Millennium Commission, which decides which of the millennium projects to fund, says grants already made will still be honoured.

But the design industry stands to gain from the establishment of a National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts, which aims to “create a lasting legacy for the next century”, according to a Government statement.

Plans for NESTA, which will cover design and architecture and multimedia work were announced before the General Election (DW 2 May).

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