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People's Postcode Lottery

People's Postcode Lottery manages society lotteries on behalf of a range of charitable bodies. These lotteries support charities and good causes. Players of People's Postcode Lottery have raised more than £45.3 Million for charity.


Players of People's Postcode Lottery support nine Trusts:



These Trusts then provide grants to charities and community projects.


Our players fund the following good causes and grant-giving programmes:


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Small Grants Programme; Dream Fund
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Postcode Animal Trust
Battersea Dogs & Cats Home; Dogs Trust; PDSA; Riding for the Disabled Association; Royal Zoological Society of Scotland
Postcode Care Trust
CHILDREN 1ST; Children North East; Daisy Chain; Dementia Adventure; Depaul UK; Magic Breakfast; Missing People; Whizz-Kidz
Postcode Children Trust
Postcode Community Trust
Postcode Culture Trust
mac birmingham; National Galleries Of Scotland; National Museum Wales; National Museums Scotland; National Trust; Science Museum Group; Sistema Scotland; V&A Museum of Design Dundee; Youth Music
Postcode Global Trust
British Red Cross; Child & Youth Finance International; The Clinton Foundation; Medecins Sans Frontieres; Ndlovu Care Group; Opportunity International; War Child; WaterAid
Postcode Green Trust
Canal & River Trust; Friends of the Earth; Friends of the Earth Scotland; Northumberland Wildlife Trust; Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh; Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew; Scottish Wildlife Trust; Wildlife Trusts Wales; Woodland Trust Scotland; WWF Scotland; Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust; Yorkshire Wildlife Trust
Postcode Heroes Trust
Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust; Girlguiding; Maggie's Cancer Caring Centres; Tottenham Hotspur Foundation

We have been operating Postcode Lotteries across the world since 1989. We believe we can use our knowledge to raise funds and awareness of charities, allowing the charities to focus on their own specific causes.


The People's Postcode Lottery and Postcode Care Trust's expertise allows us to focus on delivering vital services for the 250,000 people that go missing every year, as well as loved ones living with the pain and uncertainty of searching for them. This support streamlines many areas of our work and represents a very valuable partnership.


Missing People, who have received more than £2.3 Million to date

We have a strong relationship with the People's Postcode Lottery and the Postcode Care Trust. This makes for a streamlined process that sees the funds raised by the players maximised and going towards the resources and people that need them most.


Maggie's Cancer Caring Centres, who have received more than £3.1 Million to date

Our Organisation


People's Postcode Lottery has been operating in Great Britain since 2005. It mirrors the format of its sister lotteries in the Netherlands and Sweden. 



The People's Postcode Lottery brand is owned by Novamedia who operate five charity lotteries:



  • People's Postcode Lottery in Great Britain


Novamedia/Postcode Lotteries is the world's 2nd largest private charity donor.


To find out how to play People's Postcode Lottery, and how to sign up, visit our How it Works page.



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Applying For Funding


Players of People's Postcode Lottery support 44 charities regularly through the Postcode African Trust, Postcode Animal Trust, Postcode Care Trust, Postcode Children Trust, Postcode Community Trust, Postcode Culture Trust, Postcode Global Trust, Postcode Green Trust and Postcode Heroes Trust. As the lottery continues to grow, further charity relationships will be developed.



In addition to this, the People's Postcode Trust has supported over 1,250 projects and awarded more than £7.5 Million in funding.



To apply for funding of up to £20,000 visit the People's Postcode Trust website, or email the Trust Office on info@postcodetrust.org.uk.

Responsible Play

At People's Postcode Lottery we're committed to supporting a responsible gaming environment on our website. People's Postcode Lottery supports the Responsible Gambling Trust, a charity which funds the work of Gamcare. GamCare provides help, information and advice to anyone suffering through a gambling problem. For the facts about gambling visit the GambleAware website.




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