People's Postcode Lottery

People's Postcode Lottery

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13,500 kids learning outdoors
130 amazing wild places protected
New homes for wildlife created
120 teachers learnt how to make their lessons wild

How players of People's Postcode Lottery support our work

People's Postcode Lottery is a charity lottery which raises vital funding to support a huge range of good causes. The Wildlife Trusts are fortunate to receive generous support from players of People's Postcode Lottery through our own lottery (find out more details here). Since 2016, players have raised over £12 million for The Wildlife Trusts, so that we can care for wildlife and wild places, stand up for nature under threat and help people connect with nature through outdoor education programmes and exciting events.

"I don’t feel stressed when I’m outside. It’s not like a classroom – there are no walls."
Ben, age 12, attended nature and mental health sessions with Lancashire Wildlife Trust

Where the funding goes:

Players of People's Postcode Lottery support our work with wildlife, wild landscapes and local communities across England, Wales and Scotland. The Wildlife Trusts Council decides how to allocate the funding in order to have the greatest impact for wildlife, including giving grants to individual Wildlife Trusts to support our shared mission to restore nature on land and at sea and bring people closer to nature.

Funding raised by players of People's Postcode Lottery helps give children and young people amazing opportunities to connect with nature through Forest School, Nature Tots and other outdoor learning and play sessions provided by their local Wildlife Trust. These programmes take place in urban areas where children would otherwise have few opportunities to spend time in nature.  The funding also supports our vital work to protect special wild places, stand up for our seas and inspire people to take action for wildlife.  

You can find some examples of Wildlife Trusts that have received grants, and what the funding is supporting, by clicking the menu options below.