Novamedia/Postcode Lotteries is once again third in the City A.M. Charity Index 2017, which collates the biggest private charity donors in the world. Every year, 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). The list is compiled by Professor Theo Schuyt and his team of the VU University Amsterdam.

The Postcode Lottery will start to raise funds for charity in Norway. On Friday, Novamedia Norsk Postkodelotteri AS, together with its partners SOS Barnebyer and the WWF, won one of the three lottery licences in the draw for games of chance in Norway. The licence makes it possible to hold a Norwegian version of the Postcode Lottery – the charity lottery in which you and your neighbours win together. The Novamedia/Postcode Lotteries organisation has already raised more than €8 Billion (NOK 74,678,400,000) for charities and thousands of social initiatives throughout the world.

Sustainable and inexpensive alternative for cement to replace dirt floors improves lives and cuts CO2 emissions

The Rwandan start-up EarthEnable is the winner of the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge 2017. During the finale, co-founder Gayatri Datar impressed the international jury with her sustainable alternative for cement to replace dirt floors. As the winner, she receives a cheque of €500,000 to further develop her green innovation. The runner-up prize of €200,000 goes to the biodegradable alternative for plastic by the Danish start-up Pond. This year, the other three finalists were also surprised to each receive €100,000. This brings the total prize pool of one of the biggest sustainability competitions in the world to €1 million.

Dutch Postcode Lottery gives green start-ups a chance to break through with annual competition

An injection of €500,000 is what stands to be won at the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge, one of the largest annual international competitions in the field of sustainability innovation. ARED and EarthEnable from Rwanda, Glowee from France, Ligthyear from the Netherlands and Pond from Denmark are the five start-ups that made it to the finale and which are still in the running for the grand prize. They will present their business plans to an international jury, the press and the public on 14 September in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. During the finale, it will be announced who will go home with the grand prize of half a million euros. The runner-up will receive €200,000.

Nominees for the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge 2017 announced

Today, the 25 nominees with a chance to secure a place in the finale of the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge 2017, an annual competition organized by the Dutch Postcode Lottery to provide a helping hand to starting green entrepreneurs, were announced. A record number of 515 entrepreneurs from no fewer than 89 countries submitted their sustainable business plans aimed at combating climate change. The pre-jury studied the submissions and from them, selected the best 25 start-ups. These 25 entrepreneurs are still in the running to win the €500,000 first prize. On 15 August, it will be announced which five of these contenders will move on to the finale, which will take place on 14 September. During the finale, it will become clear which lucky entrepreneur will go home with first prize.

We're proud to announce that a record number of 515 green entrepreneurs have submitted their sustainable business plans and entered this year's edition, an increase of 75% compared to last year when 292 start-ups submitted their business plan. The entrants have a chance of winning the grand prize of EUR 500,000 to bring to market their product or service that helps combat climate change. Another EUR 200,000 is reserved for the runner-up. We’re very happy to see that the number of submitted entries from Africa (+162%), Asia (+30%) and South-America (+141%) has grown.


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 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.

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.

Novamedia/Postcode Lotteries is ranked third largest private charity donor in the world, according to the World Charity Index 2014 of London business newspaper City A.M. Number one and two in the Charity Index are the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (USA) and the Wellcome Trust (UK). When it comes to fundraising private charity donors, Novamedia/Postcode Lotteries is the world's biggest.

For 101 charities, it was a big night at the Koninklijk Theater Carré. The Dutch Postcode Lottery announced at its “Good Money Gala” that it would donate a record €302 million this year to good causes. The night’s highlight came when the lottery announced it would award €14.4 million from its Dream Fund to Peace Parks and WWF to help them in their efforts to save African rhinoceros from extinction. The lottery established the Dream Fund to enable courageous, groundbreaking new projects.

Chelsea Clinton joined 500 guests at People’s Postcode Lottery’s Charity Gala to celebrate the tremendous £10,200,000 players of the lottery have generated for good causes in 2013. The evening event was held at the historic National Museum of Scotland and also saw over £1,000,000 in new funding being awarded to a range of charities and good causes. These included the Clinton Foundation, Canal & River Trust, Missing People, Glasgow Bike Centre and The Mayhew Animal Home.

The Dutch Postcode Lottery will distribute a record €284 million this year to 85 charitable organisations. The Netherlands' largest charity lottery announced the figure today at its annual Goed Geld Gala, held this year in Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum. Thanks in part to the Postcode Lottery's 2.5 million players, the charities will be able to continue their important work and launch new projects. Half the price of every lottery ticket goes directly to charities working in the areas of development cooperation, human rights, nature conservation, the environment, and social cohesion in the Netherlands.

People in the Netherlands like to decide which charities they support when they play the VriendenLoterij. The lottery saw a rise in 2011 in sales of “earmarked” tickets. Players use these to indicate in advance which charity will receive part of the price of their ticket. This system makes the VriendenLoterij unique in the Netherlands. More than 49 per cent (nearly €24 million) of the €48 million available total for 2011 will go to charities and clubs chosen by players. In 2010, the proportion was 47 per cent (more than €21 million), and in 2005 just 18 per cent (€6.6 million).

The Netherlands' BankGiro Loterij saw its revenues rise to more than €128 million in 2011. Half of this figure - €64 million - will go to cultural and cultural-heritage institutions in the Netherlands. That means players of the cultural lottery will make their largest contribution ever to cultural causes. The BankGiro Loterij named the institutions that would share this record sum on Monday at its Goed Geld Gala. In total, 58 organisations will receive cheques for multiyear or one-time support.