Almost 3 million euros from the Postcode Lottery

Almost 3 million euros from the Postcode Lottery

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19 Feb 2018

Good news for FairClimateFund. The National Postcode Lottery has distributed no less than 357 million euros among 112 organizations that are working towards a better world. The Birds, Bees & Business project – an initiative of ICCO, Vogelbescherming Nederland and FairClimateFund – will receive an amount of 2,834,000 euros.

The money for this project will be invested in a sustainable landscape in Burkina Faso, from which people and nature benefit. With a special approach that combines nature restoration with economic development, the local population can build a sustainable income, biodiversity has the opportunity to recover and an environment is created where migratory birds find a resting place with sufficient food in the winter. The key to this is the shea nut. More information about this special project will soon be available on our website.

Leonardo DiCaprio expresses climate concerns
Actor and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio addressed attendees during the Lottery’s annual Good Money Gala on behalf of the foundation he founded, the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation (LDF). In his speech he expressed his concern about the irreversible effects that greed and indifference are having on our planet. This realization led to the establishment of his foundation, with which he wants to work on a solution to turn the tide and get as many people as possible into action. DiCaprio: “If we have more innovators like the Postcode Lottery, who provide a lot of money with which we can make a real, tangible difference, then we have a chance that we can still turn the tide and protect this beautiful planet.”

Record amount for charities
Thanks to the 2.9 million participants, the Postcode Lottery’s revenue grew to more than 715 million euros last year. Because the lottery donates half of its proceeds to charities, this contribution also grew by almost 16 million euros. Because the lottery donates half of its proceeds to charities, this contribution also grew by almost 16 million euros. In total, the lottery has donated more than 5.4 billion euros to charities since 1989.