SOS Children’s Villages and WWF will receive donations

The Postcode Lottery, one of the most successful charity lotteries in the world and the third largest private donor to charities in the world, is coming to Norway. SOS Children’s Villages and the World Wildlife Fund in Norway are delighted.



In the run-up to Prince’s Day, the first Tuesday of September is traditionally also Duurzame Dinsdag (Sustainable Tuesday): a special day on which politicians in The Hague focus on sustainable ideas and initiatives. This year it was Stientje van Veldhoven, Secretary of State for Infrastructure and Water Management, who took charge of the Duurzame Dinsdag briefcase. This briefcase contained 359 innovative and inspiring ideas from society. The best initiatives were rewarded today.

Every year on this day, three people who have been working for years on sustainability receive a Duurzaam Lintje (Sustainability Ribbon). This year, one of them is the co-founder and CEO of the Dutch Postcode Lottery, Boudewijn Poelmann. Sigrid van Aken, director of the Postcode Lottery, received the ribbon on behalf of Boudewijn Poelmann from Ruud Koornstra, an entrepreneur and the first Energy Commissioner of the Netherlands, who himself was awarded a ribbon last year.


Dutch Postcode Lottery gives five green start-ups a chance to break through with annual competition

A €500,000 financial injection. This is what is at stake in the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge, one of the largest annual international competitions in the field of sustainability innovation. LettUs Grow from the UK, Reverse Resources from Estonia, AlgiKnit from the USA, and The Great Bubble Barrier and AquaBattery from the Netherlands are the five start-ups that have reached the finals and will compete for first prize. On 13 September, they will present their business plans to an international jury, the press and the public in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. During the final, it will be announced which start-up will go home with the grand prize of €500,000. The runner-up will receive €200,000. The other finalists will win €100,000 each.


Bill Clinton, former President of the United States and international ambassador of the Postcode Lottery, visited the new office building of the Charity Lotteries in Amsterdam. The Lotteries have transformed a long-vacant office building into the most sustainably renovated building in the Netherlands (BREEAM Outstanding). Here, from October onwards, the Dutch Postcode Lottery, the BankGiro Lottery and the FriendsLottery will continue their mission for a better world.


Newsroom archive

  1. 25 Green start-ups in the running to win €500,000 in green business competition
  2. Frank Leeman has passed away
  3. Dorine Manson appointed managing director of the Dutch Charity Lotteries
  4. A new all-time high: 844 green start-ups in the running for €500,000
  5. Imme Rog appointed CMO of Novamedia
  6. BookSpot to sponsor the Gouden Strop
  7. Eci to continue as BookSpot
  8. The world’s greenest ideas and €1 million in prize money
  9. Leonardo DiCaprio calls for a joint approach to preserving the planet
  10. Novamedia/Postcode Lotteries is once again the third biggest private donor in the world (2017)
  11. The ECI Literature Prize 2017 and the ECI Readers' Prize 2017 have gone to De mensengenezer by Koen Peeters
  12. Postcode Lottery receives licence in Norway
  13. Rwandan start-up EarthEnable wins €500,000 in Postcode Lottery Green Challenge 2017
  14. Five start-ups compete head to head for investment of half a million euros in cash
  15. Hudson's Bay department store opts for Scheltema as book partner
  16. 25 start-ups still in the running for the grand prize of €500.000
  17. A record number of 515 green entrepreneurs in the running for 500,000 euros
  18. Green start-ups can sign up for the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge 2017
  19. Charity lotteries listed as a Dutch tradition in the National Intangible Cultural Heritage Inventory (UNESCO)
  20. Founders donate their stake in Novamedia
  21. Novamedia/Postcode Lotteries is once again the third biggest private donor in the world
  22. Martin Michael Driessen wins the 2016 ECI Literature Prize with Rivieren
  23. Dutch start-up PHYSEE wins €500,000 in Postcode Lottery Green Challenge
  24. The Deutsche Postcode Lotterie launches throughout Germany
  25. Petra Lubbers moves to Novamedia
  26. Ruud Esser stops as CFO of Novamedia on 1 May
  27. Josja Zijlstra and Ruud Esser are new directors of Nieuw Amsterdam
  28. Novamedia/Postcode Lotteries world’s 3rd largest private charity donor
  29. Jeroen Brouwers wins the ECI Literature Prize 2015 with Het hout
  30. Change of leadership Novamedia Sverige AB
  31. Nieuw Amsterdam acquires the Fontaine publishing house
  32. Nieuw Amsterdam - Wereldbibliotheek takes over Uitgeverij Bas Lubberhuizen
  33. AKO Literature Prize becomes the ECI Literature Prize
  34. Bookshop Scheltema is back on Rokin
  35. Five sustainable start-ups compete for €500,000 prize
  36. Annemiek is People’s Postcode Lottery’s First Woman
  37. Boudewijn Poelmann in Fortune Magazine’s Top 25 Eco-innovators in the world
  38. Novamedia breathes new life into the Scheltema bookshop
  39. Swedish Postcode Lottery raises more than 120 million EUR for good causes
  40. Novamedia acquires Uitgeverij Nieuw Amsterdam
  41. Charities to receive €302 million from Postcode Lottery
  42. Novamedia acquires ECI book club and webshop
  43. Chelsea Clinton joins People's Postcode Lottery to celebrate over £10,000,000 for good causes at Charity Gala
  44. Swedish Postcode Lottery’s record donations: SEK 945 million
  45. Postcode Lottery raises record €284 million for charity
  46. More and more Dutch choose which charities to play for
  47. Lottery players' support gains importance for cultural institutions
  48. Winning is a 'dream come true' for Scottish charities