Since the start of the Dutch Postcode Lottery in 1989, Novamedia's charity lotteries donated 6.1 billion euro to 264 charities for people, nature, culture and health & welfare.
Read all about the charities.
Former Prime Minister of the Netherlands Balkenende spoke during the Postcode Lottery Charity Gala 2009.
Swedish Postcode Lottery raises more than 120 million EUR for good causes
Novamedia acquires Uitgeverij Nieuw Amsterdam
Charities to receive €302 million from Postcode Lottery
Novamedia acquires ECI book club and webshop
Goede Doelen Loterijen en Novamedia distantieren zich van NRC artikel
Chelsea Clinton joins People's Postcode Lottery to celebrate over £10,000,000 for good causes at Charity Gala
Novamedia second biggest private donor in the world
Nelson Mandela dies aged 95
'The uncrowned charity king'; interview NRC Handelsblad Boudewijn Poelmann
Lotteries are original societal initiatives. They are used to collect money for difficult times. The first lotteries were constructed in medieval Europe to conquer the tragic effects of the plague. After World War II lottery proceeds were assigned to the rebuilding of Europe. Today we use the financial strength of lotteries to support charities and social initiatives.
In times when government budgets are stretched and we as a society increasingly rely on civil participation, lotteries are perfect examples of initiatives that show we care and take our responsibilities seriously.
Novamedia organises lotteries in Sweden, Great Britain and the Netherlands. Since its founding in 1989, Novamedia’s unique concepts have raised approximately 6,1 billion euros for the benefit of society. That makes us the third largest private benefactor worldwide of all time. Our lotteries select charities, ensure that funds received are well used, and gap the bridge between the individual lottery participant and the social society to which he belongs. Lotteries engage, stimulate and activate. They are products of our society in favour of society.
Stimulated by the thrill of the game and handsome prize pools, millions of participants together raise money for renowned charities such as the World Wildlife Fund and Amnesty International, but also for social initiatives nearer home such as new playgrounds or theatre productions.
This makes Novamedia an indispensable link in the caring society. But with it comes great responsibility. This is why our lotteries apply strict and transparent rules to which charities must adhere in order to be eligible for donations. Our lotteries each have dedicated Charity Departments which maintain intensive contact with our affiliated charity organisations and make agreements, conduct evaluations and make payments. On this website you will find all available information about our mission, our projects and our results.
Click here to read more about Novamedia's charity lotteries.
Click here for our Annual Report 2012. For a complete overview of our CSR activities see our dedicated CSR webpages.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu attended the Charity Gala in 2014 as the guest of honour on behalf of the Desmond & Leah Legacy Foundation which has received support from the lottery since 2013
The United Postcode Lotteries are proud to announce their new international ambassador: Muhammad Yunus. Professor Yunus has been working with microfinance for a number of decades. In 2006 he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize jointly with Grameen Bank for their efforts to create economic and social development at grassroots level. Read more.
Watch our corporate film to see how the Lotteries work, what it is that we do, and some of our ambassadors including Bill Clinton and Desmond Tutu, talk about the importance of the existence of the Postcode Lottery.
The Clinton Foundation is one of the Postcode Lotteries beneficiaries. Please read the interview with Bill Clinton about the cooperation between the Postcode Lottery and his foundation.
Read the interview
Novamedia/ Postcode Lotteries is the world's second-largest private charity donor.