Lottery for Wildlife 2018 is open!

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What is Lottery for Wildlife (formerly Wildlife Winners) all about? Each entry into GWT's Lottery for Wildlife costs £1 each month. This £1 earns you a place in the Wildlife Winners draw, held at the end of each month. The lucky winner will receive 30% of the income for that month. The remaining 70% goes towards a special project chosen each year to receive extra support!

2018’s Lottery for Wildlife is is contributing towards surveying and verifying Gwent’s Ancient and Veteran trees. All findings are logged with the ‘Ancient Tree Hunt’ and added to the ancient tree forum.

These ancient trees are an important and attractive feature of the landscape in Gwent and are beneficial to people and wildlife alike. A vital part of the tree monitoring process is working with the owners of these impressive trees and offering advice on how to look after and preserve them for future generations. In areas where there are clusters of ancient trees we hope to create partnerships with local authorities and land owners to ensure they are recognised and looked after.

Did you know?
Ancient trees are in the third and final stage of their life and some in Britain are over 3000 years old.

The oldest tree in Gwent is an ancient oak, believed to be about 1000 years old and is still standing in Penrhos, Monmouthshire.

Wildlife love veteran and ancient trees.

They are full of nooks and crannies, holes and rotting wood. Perfect for plants and fungi, roosting bats and nesting birds like woodpeckers.


By contributing to this project you will be helping to support our staff and volunteers in this vital work. 


To enter

Each ticket costs £1 per month or £12 per year. If you wish to buy more than one ticket, please multiply the costs accordingly. It would be a great help if you could pay by standing order, in which case, please download and print the Lottery for Wildlife 2018 Entry Form at the bottom of the page, fill in all the relevant bank details and return the form to us at: Gwent Wildlife Trust, Seddon House, Dingestow, Monmouth NP25 4DY. We’ll do the rest! This method gives you complete control over the process and you can cancel the mandate at any time by contacting your bank. (Most banks allow you to do this instantly online.)

If you prefer to pay by cheque, please also download and print the Lottery for Wildlife form, leave the bank details section blank and include a cheque made payable to Gwent Wildlife Trust, for £12 for each annual ticket that you wish to purchase and return it with the form to the address above. We will send you a reminder each year to let you know when your subscription is due.

For more information, please contact Sarah on 01600 740600 or email Sarah at

To view previous project beneficiaries please see the downloadable updates at the bottom of this page.

Lottery For Wildlife 2018 Entry Form


FilenameFile size
ww_so_mandate_2018_pdf.pdf846.15 KB
update_2017_lottery_for_wildlife_-_lapwing_project.pdf1.5 MB
update_2016_lottery_for_wildlife_-_magnificent_marshy_mammals.pdf842.57 KB
update_2015_willdife_winners_-_river_trothy.pdf1.12 MB
update_2014_willdife_winners_-_barn_owls.pdf1.31 MB
update_2013_willdife_winners_-_hedgerows.pdf1.76 MB
update_2012_willdife_winners_-_shrill_carder_bee.pdf1.25 MB
update_2011_willdife_winners_-_wetland_wonders.pdf1.04 MB
update_2010_willdife_winners_-_wildflower_meadows.pdf1.03 MB
update_2009_wildlife_winners_-_dormice.pdf580.95 KB