The DCMS has responsibility within Government for National Lottery policy, and sets the policy and financial framework within which the distributing bodies operate, but does not award Lottery grants. Applying for Lottery grants. The Minister for the Arts, Estelle Morris, has day to day responsibility for the National Lottery.
The Department also sponsors the National Lottery Commission. The National Lottery Commission has responsibility for regulating the National Lottery game and the game operator. The Commission's duties are to protect players' interests, to ensure that the Lottery is run properly, and to maximise the amount raised for the good causes.
Details of all the grants awarded to date can be accessed via the National Lottery Awards Search Database.