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Thousands of charities and local good causes

Players have raised over £1.3 billion.

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 33% 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.

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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 a variety of charities and good causes and funding is distributed through 20 Postcode Trusts.

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 £25,000 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. Use the Community Trust Finder search tool to find out more.


Charity Advisory Committee

The Charity Advisory Committee advises People’s Postcode Lottery on how best to safeguard its mission and increase its impact.

The committee’s purpose is to provide strategic advice and share high-level expertise and knowledge with trustees of the Postcode Trusts.

All decisions on the allocation and distribution of funds raised thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery are made by the trustees of the 20 Postcode Trusts.

Appointments to the Charity Advisory Committee are made by the board of People’s Postcode Lottery.

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