People's Postcode Lottery

Visitors having fun at a National Trust Heritage Open Day

Since 2013, players of People’s Postcode Lottery have helped our projects with funding totalling £725,000. We say a massive thank you to all players for supporting our mission to look after special places forever, for everyone.

This year’s support includes an extra award of £75,000 which will enable us to deliver an exciting new arts pilot as part of the Heritage Open Days festival. This activity will be part of our wider ‘Prejudice and Pride’ programme which explores LGBTQ heritage.

In addition we've also recieved core funding of £150,000 from players to support the delivery of the Heritage Open Days festival in 2017. Players of People’s Postcode Lottery’s support for the festival amounts to an incredible half a million pounds since 2015. Since then, the festival has gone from strength to strength, with over 40,000 organisers and volunteers opening more heritage sites and offering more free events and activities than ever before.  

Heritage Open Days invites everyone to enjoy free access to England's architecture and culture for four days every September, celebrating the value of local heritage and green spaces. 2017 will be the third year that players have helped thousands of sites across the country – not just National Trust places – to open their doors and put on activities, celebrating the spirit of these wonderful places within their local communities. 

" We look forward to 2017’s festival, in particular the Art Partnership project funded by a special extra award from players."
- Clara Govier, Head of Charities at People’s Postcode Lottery

Clara Govier, Head of Charities at People’s Postcode Lottery said: ‘People’s Postcode Lottery are thrilled that players are supporting Heritage Open Days for the third year running. We’re delighted to see players’ support impacting the growth of the festival year on year, with increasing numbers of local events, volunteer involvement and benefit to local economies. It is wonderful to see individuals, families and communities rallying to protect their local heritage, standing up for their environment and safeguarding historic connections between the generations.'

Supporting good causes

Players’ support for Heritage Open Days 2016 enabled three million people from across Great Britain to discover local cultural and historical treasures, many for the very first time.

We're deeply grateful for the support of players of People’s Postcode Lottery. To date nearly £250,000 has been awarded and thanks to these funds we’ve also been able to carry out a range of important conservation projects across England and Wales since 2013. 

About People's Postcode Lottery

Players of People’s Postcode Lottery have raised over £168 million for good causes. Players pay £10 for 10 draws paid monthly in advance with a minimum of 30% going to good causes.

We are one of the People’s Postcode Lottery's 70 ‘supported charities’. People’s Postcode Lottery makes additional grants of under £20,000 to other charities upon application. They aim to raise funds and awareness for good causes, allowing their supported charities to focus on their work.

How it works

When you sign up, your postcode is entered into the daily draw, meaning you have the chance to win a prize every day. Over 20,000 postcodes win prizes every week.

If your postcode is drawn, you win a set amount per ticket: Sunday prizes can be of £10, £20, £50 and £100, Monday – Friday prizes of £1,000. Saturday winners can receive prizes of £25,000.

Once a month, there is a £3 million prize pot. This prize is different to the others; it’s shared between all the players in one lucky postcode sector.

Once registered you are automatically entered every month, into every draw, for every prize.

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People's Postcode Lottery manages multiple society lotteries promoted by different charities supporting a range of good causes.

For details on each week's society lottery please see the Charity Draw Calendar at the bottom of this page.

  • Players must be 16 years or over

  • Only available to play with postcodes in England, Scotland and Wales 

  • The maximum prize is £400,000 or 10% of draw proceeds

  • Conditions apply, please see full terms and conditions available at the bottom of this page 

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