Novamedia/Postcode Lotteries is once again in third place in the ‘City A.M. Charity Index 2016’ of the biggest donors in the world. Every year, the British business newspaper City A.M. publishes a ranking of the world’s biggest donors to charitable organisations. Numbers one and two are the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (United States) and the Wellcome Trust (United Kingdom). This list is compiled by Professor Theo Schuyt and his team of the VU University Amsterdam.

The Dutch green start-up PHYSEE is the winner of the tenth edition of the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge. Co-founder Willem Kesteloo impressed the international jury during the finals in Amsterdam with his PowerWindow. In the presence of Her Majesty Queen Máxima he was handed a cheque for €500,000 to further develop and market his product. The runner-up prize of €200,000 went to green entrepreneur Zhengliang Wu of Green City Solutions from Germany. The other three finalists were given a pleasant surprise as well as they all received €100,000. This is a once-only occasion to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the sustainability competition.

Winning and supporting society together – the Deutsche Postcode Lotterie launches throughout Germany

The Deutsche Postcode Lottery launches on Thursday 28 July across Germany, allowing neighbours to win prizes together whilst supporting charities local to them. The lottery awards 30% from every ticket sold to good causes, supporting projects which focus on education, social cohesion, human rights and environmental conservation across all federal states.