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.
Five sustainable start-ups compete for €500,000
Annemiek is People’s Postcode Lottery’s First Woman
Boudewijn Poelmann in Fortune Magazine’s Top 25 Eco-innovators in the world
Novamedia breathes new life into the Scheltema bookshop
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
It’s all in the name: Novamedia is essentially a media company. From the very start, various forms of media were a specific vehicle to our organisation and we have proved that this particular field of expertise has no secrets for us.
In 1989, we launched a new format which helped our accumulated knowledge reach its full potential. This was the year de Postcode Loterij saw the light of day. Since then, Charity Lotteries in several countries work with our formats and they have given us the opportunity to use our knowledge of the media landscape for the benefit of society. In the past 25 years, we have collected a dazzling sum of 6.1 billion euros for charity. Our main mission is to use our ambition and knowledge to stimulate and improve society.
We are always on the lookout for new opportunities. Wherever we believe our experience and expertise in the field of media may make a difference, we hope to contribute proactively. Good examples of this are our activities in the fields of literature and publishing.
We are confident that people still want to read, learn and discover, albeit perhaps in new ways. Through our knowledge of and experience with (new) media, we aim to find different ways for people to learn and to grow. Our society and its needs are evolving, but we have found that old media are often slow to adapt to changes. We want to bring back the entrepreneurial spirit to that collective cultural experience of reading and thus revive literature and reading. We do this with the passion and persistence that have become our trademarks over the years.
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.