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Visitors taking a selfie with medieval musicians during the Heritage Open Days event in Gloucester
Players support enables us to deliver England’s largest festival of history and culture. | © National Trust Images/Chris Lacey

Players of People’s Postcode Lottery have been supporting our projects for 10 years, raising £5,481,500 to date. We want to say a massive thank you to all players for supporting our mission to look after special places for everyone, for ever.

A decade of support

Since 2013, players of People's Postcode Lottery have been supporting our projects across the UK, initially through the Postcode Culture Trust and then through the Postcode Earth Trust.

Their funding has made a real difference to the places and collections in our care. The projects have included identifying an original Rembrandt painting at Buckland Abbey in Devon, protecting riverlands in Norfolk and restoring wildflower meadows along the Durham coastline.

We want to say a heartfelt thank you to each and every player for helping us look after these special places.

Thanks to the players of People's Postcode Lottery for supporting the following projects in 2023/24:

Heritage Open Days

Thanks to the ongoing support from players of People’s Postcode Lottery, Heritage Open Days is England’s largest festival of history and culture.

Every September, thousands of local people organise free events to celebrate special places, giving audiences a chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences.

Bumblebee nectaring on pink cherry blossom at Sheringham Park, Norfolk
With players support, we are giving communities more access to nature. | © National Trust Images/Rob Coleman

Blossom Together

Blossom Together has created new, beautiful and useful green spaces to give communities more access to nature.

We hope these natural places will give people more space for hope and reflection as we move forward from the pandemic and the chance to celebrate the beauty of spring year after year.

Two walkers and one person using an all-terrain mobility vehicle look out from a grassy hill, across the sea and to a coastal town
Visitors at Countisbury Hill, near Lynmouth, Exmoor | © National Trust Images/Trevor Ray Hart

Reconnecting Exmoor Coast

In 2023/24, players of People's Postcode Lottery are supporting a nature restoration project along the Exmoor coastline. Reconnecting Exmoor Coast will see habitats restored in the temperate rainforest, on clifftops, in wildflower meadows and moorland. It will also improve access so that more people can spend time in nature. Thanks to players' support, this vital work will help to mitigate the effects of climate change and protect this landscape for years to come.

We are thrilled that funding from players of People’s Postcode Lottery to the National Trust will continue to support Heritage Open Days and Blossom Together as well as Reconnecting Exmoor Coast in 2023.

A quote by Laura ChowPeople’s Postcode Lottery Head of Charities

About People's Postcode Lottery

People’s Postcode Lottery manages lotteries on behalf of 20 Postcode Trusts. People play with their chosen postcodes for a chance to win cash prizes.

Players have raised more than £1.2 billion so far for good causes in Britain and internationally.

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