Novamedia charity lotteries for a better world

Novamedia, the media company

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 6.6 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.

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Click here for our Annual Report 2014. For a complete overview of our CSR activities see our our dedicated CSR report Planet First!.

Charity Gala 2014

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

Yunus new ambassador

Muhammad Yunus & Boudewijn Poelmann Muhammad Yunus & Boudewijn Poelmann

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.

Corporate film

Watch our corporate film to see what Novamedia stands for, what it is that we do and believe in.

Bill Clinton on 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.
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3rd-largest private

charity donor

Novamedia/ Postcode Lotteries is the world's third-largest private charity donor.

Novamedia/ Postcode Lotteries is the world's second-largest private charity donor

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The People's Postcode Lottery (UK)