People's Postcode Lottery

People's Postcode Lottery

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12,000 kids learning outdoors
285 amazing wild places protected
4,600 Nature Tots adventures
144 teachers learnt how to make their lessons wild

About People's Postcode Lottery

People's Postcode Lottery has been operational in the UK since 2005 and is managed by Novamedia, similar to sister lotteries in the Netherlands, Sweden and Germany.  Novamedia/Postcode Lotteries are the world's third largest private charity donor and have so far raised over £6.9 billion for good causes.   Since 2005, players in the UK have managed to raise over £320 million for charities across Great Britain and internationally with an at least 32% of ticket prizes going to good causes.

How players support The Wildlife Trusts

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 an amazing £6,708,994 to help 24 Wildlife Trusts bring back wildlife and get people get closer to nature.  This money funds a wide range of projects including outdoor education programmes, osprey protection and beaver reintroduction, as well as supporting our fantastic staff and volunteers, and connecting people with nature through a whole host of events.


“touching with bare feet on the ground, smelling the smoke from the fire, seeing all the colours on small animals, tasting blackberries, hearing nature all around… feeling excitement and being a part of it!”
Jazmine, 14, Coventry, took part in Call of the Wild with Warwickshire Wildlife Trust

Three schools in Sheffield decided to take their learning outdoors, which is great for boosting children's confidence, concentration and happiness.  These fantastic examples of outdoor learning are being showcased by the Sheffield Teach Wild Network – which is helping schools in the Sheffield area use great outdoor learning to give children the best possible start in life.

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.  Some of the funding helps our Every Child Wild initiative, by giving children and young people amazing opportunities to connect with their local wildlife through Forest School, Nature Tots and Woodland Workshops or bushcraft sessions.  These sessions 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 spaces, stand up for our seas and inspire people to take action for wildlife.  Find out more by clicking the menu options below.

Pie chart showing distribution of funding generated by our lottery. 32% funds raised for The Wildlife Trusts. 40% funds prizes. 28% funds lottery expenses.

This chart shows how the proceeds from The Wildlife Trusts lottery were spent in 2018.  You can find more information on our 'How it works' page.