BARNSLEY’S ‘game changers’ are being encouraged to apply for National Lottery grants.

Since the first draw was held in November 1994, more than £101m has been awarded to good causes in Barnsley through 1,764 individual grants.

As part of the National Lottery’s 30th birthday celebrations, they are on the hunt for 30 people who have done extraordinary things over the last three decades.

Jonathan Tuchner, from the National Lottery, added: “Since it was established 30 years ago, the National Lottery has been able to strengthen local communities, power sports teams, preserve and celebrate our heritage, support environmental projects, unleash creative talent, empower the elderly, and unlock young people’s potential.

“That’s all thanks to the players.

“As part of our 30th birthday celebrations we want to honour those who have gone above and beyond to make a difference in their communities with the help of National Lottery funding.”

Visit the National Lottery website to get involved.