February 07, 2017

Theirworld receives 500,000 euros from the Dutch Postcode Lottery

Students at a school in Lebanon get a nutritious snack as part of Theirworld's project

Theirworld / Hussein Baydoun

Theirworld President Sarah Brown said the award was a vote of confidence in our work on expanding access to education for Syrian refugees in Lebanon.

Following on from the fantastic award from the People’s Postcode Lottery last month, Theirworld has received a further 500,000 euros from the Nationale Postcode Loterij.

The funding was announced last night at its annual Goed Geld Gala in the Netherlands.

Receiving the award at the city's Royal Theatre Carré in Amsterdam, Theirworld President Sarah Brown said: “We are so pleased to this year become a regular beneficiary of the Dutch Postcode Lottery.  

"It is really lovely to have this vote of confidence in our team and the great work they are doing. 

Theirworld's Christianne Cavaliere and Sarah Brown with Marieke van Schaik (centre), Managing Director of the Nationale Postcode Loterij

Roy Beusker Fotografie

"This means we will be able to increase our impact and, with the support of the players, give even more children the opportunity to achieve their full potential.”   

Theirworld is delighted to continue its long-term relationship with the Postcode Lotteries, which have supported our work in expanding access to education for Syrian refugees in Lebanon for the past three years.

During the charity gala, the Nationale Postcode Loterij proudly announced that thanks to its 2.8 million participants - who bought more than four million lottery tickets - a total of 341 million euros will be distributed to non-governmental organisations in 2017.

The Dutch Postcode Lottery has been raising funds since 1989 to support organisations working towards a fairer and greener world. 

50% of the lottery’s annual turnover goes to charity. It has steadily grown to become the biggest charity lottery in the Netherlands and supports 99 non-governmental organisations. Since its founding, the lottery has dispensed over five billion euros to its beneficiaries.

In 2016 Novamedia, which includes the Nationale Postcode Loterij and the People’s Postcode Lottery, was named the world’s third largest private donor in City AM’s fifth annual ranking, having awarded £446 million to good causes.

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