Since the People’s Postcode Lottery landed in Britain, it has raised more than £75.6 million for charitable projects in the UK and across the world. Over 1,500 organisations have benefited from grants distributed by the bodies the game supports, with £21.8 million raised in 2014 alone. People’s Postcode Lottery officials hope to boost the figure to £38 million this year, thanks to the increased charity donation.
People’s Postcode Lottery head of charities, Clara Govier said ““New communities will be able to benefit from funds on a local, national and international level. Whether it’s £600 for a new community park, or £3.6m for Maggie’s (cancer care centres across the UK), the impact of our players support is incredible and in many cases, life-changing.”
The improved charity donation from the People’s Postcode Lottery brings it almost into line with the National Lottery, which runs both Lotto and EuroMillions and transfers 28 percent of ticket sales to its Good Causes fund. The Health Lottery donates 20p from every £1 ticket to health-related projects in Great Britain.
Charitable projects supported by People’s Postcode Lottery funding include the Dogs Trust, the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust, which provides opportunities to disadvantaged young people and Whizz Kids, dedicated to helping transform the lives of disabled children.