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Supporting charities and making a difference

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

People’s Postcode Lottery manages lotteries for 20 Postcode Trusts and a minimum of 32% from each ticket goes to charities and good causes.

We help tell the charities' stories, share the incredible things that lottery funding enables and increase awareness of their work.

Funding raised by players is bringing 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 and protecting wildlife and habitats. And much more.

Search Dog Heroes
Greenhouse Sports Peckham Basketball

Funding for impact

By supporting the communities that we are all part of, players are helping realise positive and lasting change. 

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 by players, is unrestricted, flexible and long term. This allows 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, Postcode Neighbourhood Trust, Postcode Places Trust, and Postcode Society Trust welcome funding applications. 

These six community focused grant-giving trusts 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.

Each trust funds local organisations in a different area of Britain, more can be found on their websites.

Surfers Against Sewage
Community Programmes

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