People's Postcode Lottery announces it has raised £20m since launch

The charities Children 1st and Missing People are among biggest beneficiaries to date

People's Postcode Lottery
People's Postcode Lottery

The People’s Postcode Lottery has raised more than £20m for good causes since its launch in 2008.

It manages society lotteries for four grant-making trusts that provide funds to charities and community projects, mainly in Scotland and the north of England.

The Scottish children’s charity Children 1st is among the biggest beneficiaries to date, receiving £2m from the Postcode Care Trust.

The same trust has also awarded long-term funding to the cancer support charity Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres, which has 14 centres across the UK, and the national charity Missing People.

The People’s Postcode Lottery donates 40p from every £2 ticket to good causes.

Jo Bucci, its managing director, said: "The recession has hit all sectors, but obviously of particular concern is the impact it’s had on charitable giving.

"We are so proud that we have helped to buck that trend, and continue to raise funds for causes that find their services in more demand than ever before."

The lottery is currently open to applications for awards up to £2,000. The next funding round for projects up to £10,000 opens on 8 October.

The four grant-making trusts are People's Postcode Trust, Postcode Care Trust, Postcode Culture Trust and Postcode Green Trust.

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