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Supporting charities and making a difference

Charities and good causes are at the heart of People's Postcode Lottery. 

A minimum of 32% from each ticket goes to charities and good causes.

People’s Postcode Lottery distributes funds raised by players to create stronger social organisations and communities. We help tell their stories, share the incredible things that lottery funding enables and increase awareness of their work which benefits people and planet.

Funding raised by players is supporting charities and good causes in their work in Britain and beyond. It is helping bring clean water to some of the world’s poorest communities, tackling loneliness and social isolation, ending youth unemployment, promoting the rights of women and girls, supporting those living with cancer and their families, protecting wildlife and habitats and much more.

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Funding for impact

By supporting the communities that we are all part of, players of People’s Postcode Lottery are helping realise positive and lasting change. 

From local projects in communities across Britain, to supporting vital conservation and international development work across the world, People’s Postcode Lottery manages 20 draws per month across multiple lotteries for good causes that share our aims to create a better world.

Funding, raised thanks to players, is unrestricted, flexible and long term, allowing charity partners to use the money where it is needed most and in areas where it will have the biggest possible impact.

How Postcode Lottery funding works

The majority of funding is for long term beneficiaries and is unrestricted.

Funds raised by players benefit charities directly or are distributed to a number of good causes through a charitable grant-giving trust.

People’s Postcode Trust, Postcode Community Trust, Postcode Local Trust and Postcode Dream Trust welcome funding applications. Funding of between £500 up to £1.5 million are available to registered charities and other not-for-profits. These trusts each have set funding priorities, which can be found on their websites.

The three community focused grant-giving trusts - People’s Postcode Trust, Postcode Community Trust, Postcode Local Trust - award one year funding between £500 and £20,000 to local community groups, voluntary projects and social enterprises that are creating change at a local level.

The annual Dream Fund, awarded from the Postcode Dream Trust, enables organisations working in partnership to bring big, impactful and innovative ideas to life.

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Community Programmes

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