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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 £86.8 Million for charity.

Players of People's Postcode Lottery support sixteen 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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Providing short-term, designated funding to good causes that help prevent poverty, encourage healthy living and promote the rights and integration of communities.
Postcode Community Trust
Providing short-term, designated funding to good causes that promote community development and demonstrate positive change through access, engagement and skill development.
Postcode Local Trust
Providing short-term, project specific funding to good causes that help local communities enhance their natural environment.
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Funding charities working in Africa to support the creation of sustainable solutions that alleviate poverty, strengthen communities, conserve and protect the environment.
Postcode Animal Trust
Educating, supporting and promoting animal welfare and conservation, and demonstrating positive enjoyment that animals bring to people’s lives.
Postcode Care Trust
Supporting activities that improve the health and lives of communities.
Postcode Children Trust
Inspiring and supporting children and young people to make the most of their lives and opportunities within their community.
Postcode Culture Trust
Inspiring learning, understanding and appreciation of science, music, arts and culture to people of all ages.
Postcode Dream Trust
Supporting innovative collaborations to deliver short-term, large-scale, innovative and impactful projects across Great Britain.
Postcode Earth Trust
Supporting appreciation of the natural, creative and built environment through funding activities that promote awareness and understanding.
Postcode Global Trust
Supporting global charities that save lives; improve health systems, provide education opportunities and alleviate poverty.
Postcode Green Trust
Promoting the conservation and protection of native wildlife and habitats in Great Britain, by encouraging enjoyment and promoting access to the outdoors.
Postcode Heroes Trust
Inspiring communities to improve their lives through education, health, conflict resolution, community development or participation in sports.
Postcode Planet Trust
Supporting the environment and the enjoyment of nature across the world.
Postcode Sport Trust
Improving the health of communities by encouraging and inspiring participation in sport through activities and facilities.
Postcode Support Trust
Supporting older people to participate fully in their community, helping them to live happy and more fulfilled lives.

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 £3.4 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 £3.6 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 3rd 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 53 charities regularly through the Postcode African Trust, Postcode Animal Trust, Postcode Care Trust, Postcode Children Trust, Postcode Community Trust, Postcode Culture Trust, Postcode Dream Trust, Postcode Earth Trust, Postcode Global Trust, Postcode Green Trust, Postcode Heroes Trust, Postcode Local Trust, Postcode Planet Trust, Postcode Sport Trust, Postcode Support Trust and through direct beneficiary funding. As the lottery continues to grow, further charity relationships will be developed.

In addition to this, the People's Postcode Trust has supported over 1,400 projects and awarded more than £9 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

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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