Combat climate change and win €500,000

The annual global search for start-ups that combat climate change started again March 1st. Green start-ups can submit their business plan on www.greenchallenge.info. By participating, they are eligible to win €500,000. The Postcode Lottery Green Challenge is one of the biggest annual competitions in the field of sustainable business. Start-ups from around the world can take part.


The National Intangible Cultural Heritage Inventory for the Netherlands has been expanded to include the tradition of charity lotteries, the biggest of which are the Dutch Postcode Lottery, the BankGiro Lottery and the FriendsLottery. Novamedia is the creator and owner of various brands and lottery formats, including the Postcode Lottery. In the Netherlands Novamedia operates two other lotteries besides the Postcode Lottery: The FriendsLottery and the BankGiro Lottery.



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.



Newsroom archive

  1. Dutch start-up PHYSEE wins €500,000 in Postcode Lottery Green Challenge
  2. The Deutsche Postcode Lotterie launches throughout Germany
  3. Petra Lubbers moves to Novamedia
  4. Ruud Esser stops as CFO of Novamedia on 1 May
  5. Josja Zijlstra and Ruud Esser are new directors of Nieuw Amsterdam
  6. Novamedia/Postcode Lotteries world’s 3rd largest private charity donor
  7. Jeroen Brouwers wins the ECI Literature Prize 2015 with Het hout
  8. Change of leadership Novamedia Sverige AB
  9. Nieuw Amsterdam acquires the Fontaine publishing house
  10. Nieuw Amsterdam - Wereldbibliotheek takes over Uitgeverij Bas Lubberhuizen
  11. AKO Literature Prize becomes the ECI Literature Prize
  12. Bookshop Scheltema is back on Rokin
  13. Five sustainable start-ups compete for €500,000 prize
  14. Annemiek is People’s Postcode Lottery’s First Woman
  15. Boudewijn Poelmann in Fortune Magazine’s Top 25 Eco-innovators in the world
  16. Novamedia breathes new life into the Scheltema bookshop
  17. Swedish Postcode Lottery raises more than 120 million EUR for good causes
  18. Novamedia acquires Uitgeverij Nieuw Amsterdam
  19. Charities to receive €302 million from Postcode Lottery
  20. Novamedia acquires ECI book club and webshop
  21. Chelsea Clinton joins People's Postcode Lottery to celebrate over £10,000,000 for good causes at Charity Gala
  22. Swedish Postcode Lottery’s record donations: SEK 945 million
  23. Postcode Lottery raises record €284 million for charity
  24. More and more Dutch choose which charities to play for
  25. Lottery players' support gains importance for cultural institutions
  26. Winning is a 'dream come true' for Scottish charities