People's Postcode Lottery has today announced that its "Impact Award" for 2015 will give an extra £1.5 Million to various charities supported by its players – an award of £25,000 per charity.

Charities, such as Depaul UK, Whizz-Kidz and Dame Kelly Holmes Trust, will now receive an extra £25,000 this year on top of the fantastic sums of money they already receive from players of People's Postcode Lottery. This extra money will make a considerable difference to the communities, environments and individuals the charities work with.

Players of People's Postcode Lottery have raised an incredible £86.8 Million* for charities and good causes in Britain and beyond. Players are now contributing even more to charities with 55p from every £2 ticket going directly to supporting hundreds of good causes.

Clara Govier, Head of Charities at People's Postcode Lottery, said, "It is fantastic news that players are able to support these wonderful charities with an extra £25,000 each, with an amazing £1.5 Million being awarded overall. We are very proud that our players can continue to support the development of these fantastic causes."

Martin Houghton-Brown, Chief Executive at Depaul UK, commented, "At a time when charities need to show the difference we make, now more so than ever, Depaul is thrilled and grateful for the 'Impact Award' from players of People's Postcode Lottery. Thanks to the players' generous support, Depaul will be able to better tell the stories of young people who have experienced homelessness and whose lives have been transformed by Depaul."

In January, People's Postcode Lottery and sister lotteries in the Netherlands and Sweden were collectively announced as the third largest private charitable donor in the world, according to British business-focused newspaper City AM.

*charity total updated 03/10/2015

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The Impact Award will give charities an extra £25,000 of funding on top of existing sums received from player support