The lottery can be seductive. The idea of winning £10,000, £100,000 or more is what has lured a lot of people into buying a lottery ticket for one of the lottery games provided in the UK.
Recent winnings were to help save the St. Peter’s seminary, located in Cardross.
An arts charity was given £565,000 to save a derelict building, which is known by many as a masterpiece when it comes to modern architecture.
The Heritage Lottery Fund issued £565,000 to NVA as a way to develop restoration plans for St. Peter’s Seminary. While the organisation still needs to raise another £7.5 million to complete the project, the grant is a good place to start.
Certain parts will be restored with the money that they have already given. This includes restoring the chapel. The rest of the site will be maintained with the money, allowing visitors to come in and walk through the modern ruins.
After 25 years of declining, the grant was able to give the building a second life. The seminary building is known throughout the world and it is only right that it is preserved.
The Scottish building has a variety of unique designs. This includes zig zags in the concrete as well as a modern structure. It was designed by Gillespie, Kidd and Coia, architects from Glasgow.
The Heritage Lottery Fund
The Heritage Lottery Fund in Scotland has used the money from the lottery in many different ways – and preserving history and architecture is one of them.
For people who do not claim their winnings by the deadline, the money is put back into the fund and used within the community. It can be said that lottery winnings was responsible for saving St. Peter’s Seminary.
Whether a person collects their winnings or not, the lottery is used to fund various projects. Countries around the globe utilise their lottery winnings to be able to improve upon communities and provide grant money to deserving organisations and groups that have a plan to enhance life or preserve history in one way or another.