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People’s Postcode Lottery is a not-for-commercial-gain organisation owned by Novamedia, the creators of the postcode lottery brand.

Novamedia was established in 1983 with the goal of contributing to a better world through the operation of charity lotteries, media and publishing activities. Its sole objective is to support charitable and social initiatives worldwide.

The first Postcode Lottery launched in the Netherlands in 1989. People’s Postcode Lottery launched in Britain in 2005 and has since been joined by lotteries in Sweden, Germany and Norway.

Novamedia and the Postcode Lotteries was ranked the world's third largest private charity donor in 2019/20 and the second biggest in Europe*.

With a belief that the world benefits from strong social organisations, our mission at People’s Postcode Lottery is to help raise funds for charities and good causes and increase awareness of their work.

Going beyond grants, People's Postcode Lottery understands the importance and potential impact that unrestricted, flexible and long-term funding can bring.

Licensed by the Gambling Commission, People’s Postcode Lottery manages charity lotteries for 20 Postcode Trusts. 

*World’s Top Private Charity Donors 2019/20 and Europe's Top Private Charity Donors 2019/20, City AM Giving Magazine 2020

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