Wildlife and communities benefit from People's Postcode Lottery support

Monday 28th September 2015

Wildlife Trusts Wales is delighted to confirm that players of People’s Postcode Lottery have awarded an extra £1.575 million to long-term supported charities.

Wildlife Trusts Wales is one of 63 charities that will receive the extra £25,000 award from players of the charity lottery.

This £25,000 ‘Impact Award’ has been awarded to encourage the supported charities to improve the practice of impact assessment. This valuable tool will enable charities to grow, to develop and assess their own impact on society.

Clara Govier, Head of Charities at People’s Postcode Lottery, said:

“It is fantastic news that players are able to support these wonderful charities with an extra £25,000 each, with an amazing £1.575 million being awarded overall. We are very proud that our players can continue to support the development of these fantastic causes.”

To date, Wildlife Trusts Wales has received a total of £582,470 from the lottery which allows the six Wildlife Trusts across Wales to continue their vital conservation work to protect nature for the future. The Trusts have used the funding to deliver educational opportunities and events for local communities and schools, as well as maintaining nature reserves across the country.

Rachel Sharp, Chief Executive for Wildlife Trusts Wales, said:

“The continuing generosity from players of People’s Postcode Lottery has really helped us protect wildlife. The support helps to fund a number of projects which help local wildlife and inspire communities to enjoy the wonders of nature. There are a number of health and social benefits which result from spending time in nature and we are really pleased that this additional funding will allow us to measure the impact of this.”

This additional funding comes at a very exciting time for the charity lottery as they mark 10 years since the first ever draw. The last 10 years have created thousands of lucky winners but also have provided vital funding from numerous charities across Great Britain and internationally. With 27.5% awarded to charities from every £2 ticket, its players have raised more than £82 million.