People's Postcode Lottery has announced an award of £525,000 from players to The Prince of Wales's Charitable Foundation (PWCF).

Founded by The Prince of Wales in 1979, the PWCF uses profits from the sale of Duchy Originals, Highgrove Garden tours and Highgrove products to give grants to a wide range of causes which help to transform the lives of vulnerable people and communities across the UK. The award from players will be used specifically to create more opportunities for young people affected by homelessness, unemployment and deprivation to gain practical skills and self-confidence.

Through this award, PWCF hope to increase the number of lives it impacts upon. Through the following four projects, the PWCF will provide support for young people across the UK, helping them into sustainable employment and a healthier lifestyle. The charity hopes to mitigate the impact of poverty and social disadvantage via:

Clara Govier, Head of Charities at People's Postcode Lottery, said, "The work carried out by the PWCF and the charities it supports is truly innovative, and I am delighted that the support from players will enable The Prince's Foundation to benefit more vulnerable young people across the country."

PWCF Chair Dame Amelia Fawcett said, "The Prince of Wales's Charitable Foundation is extremely grateful to the players of the People's Postcode Lottery for their support. This funding will make such a huge difference to the Prince's Charities projects supporting young people."

In 2014, People's Postcode Lottery, along with sister lotteries in the Netherlands and Sweden, were collectively announced as the third largest charitable private donor in the world, according to British business-focused newspaper City A.M. In total, these lotteries have awarded over £4.9 Billion to good causes across the globe.

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