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Help charities and win cash prizes

People's Postcode Lottery is a charity subscription lottery open to players across Britain. For £10 a month, you can play with your postcode for prizes every single day. Each ticket could pick up life-changing cheques, a brand new BMW, or a Dream Holiday and your subscription helps fund charities near you.

Since 2005, our players have raised over £175 Million for charities and community projects across Britain and beyond. A minimum of 30% of the ticket price goes to charities as unrestricted funding. Our players are helping fantastic charities do amazing work in difficult times.

Our parent company Novamedia has been operating Postcode Lotteries around the world since 1989. Their aim is to raise funds for and widen awareness of deserving charities. All of these lotteries use the same simple recipe – players winning fantastic prizes and helping good causes. There are currently five sister charity lotteries:

These charity lotteries are a fantastic force for good, and together are the largest fundraising private charity donor in the world​. Sign up today and you can help us help even more amazing charities.

Applying for Funding

Do you know a deserving cause near you? They can directly apply for funding from four of the charity trusts which distribute funds raised by our players. Check out the websites:

to find out more details and see when and how to apply. The other charity trusts which share out player funding work with specific charity organisations, grouped by theme. For example, Postcode Children Trust works with specialist organisations to inspire and support children and young people to make the most of their lives and opportunities.

Latest news

The Sentry’s co-founders, John Prendergast and George Clooney meet with a tribal elder in Abyei.  Photo: Matt Brown/Enough Project

February 22, 2017

Fighting International Injustice

Not on Our Watch, the humanitarian aid-focused charity, founded in 2008 by George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, and Don Cheadle, has received a funding boost of £400,000 from players of People’s Postcode Lottery for their The Sentry project. To announce the funding, George Clooney and John Prend ...

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The Cruyff Foundation helps children get active by allowing them to redesign their school playgrounds

February 21, 2017

Encouraging Child Fitness

Sport and play improves the fitness of children, teaches them to get along, and helps them to develop. That's why the Cruyff Foundation encourages children to get active through projects such as Cruyff Courts, Schoolyard14, and sports projects for children with disabilities. Thanks to £850,000 in ...

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Saltley Community Association has used funding to start a group to educate the local community about healthier lifestyle choices

February 17, 2017

Healthy Eating And Living

A community group in Birmingham has helped to improve education and awareness around diabetes and healthy eating, thanks to players of People's Postcode Lottery. Saltley Community Association was awarded £20,000 last year by Postcode Community Trust for a year-long project called Healthy Eating ...

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Players in sector EX10 0 are in luck, as they will share a whopping £3 Million prize pot

February 15, 2017

Manna From Heaven For East Devon

Residents from East Devon who play People's Postcode Lottery will be delighted to discover that they are set to share a £3 Million prize pot after their postcode sector, EX10 0, was drawn as the winner of the February Postcode Millions. Winners will receive their invitation in the post to atten ...

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