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. Dorine Manson appointed managing director of the Dutch Charity Lotteries
  3. A new all-time high: 844 green start-ups in the running for €500,000
  4. The world’s greenest ideas and €1 million in prize money
  5. Leonardo DiCaprio calls for a joint approach to preserving the planet
  6. Novamedia/Postcode Lotteries is once again the third biggest private donor in the world (2017)
  7. Postcode Lottery receives licence in Norway
  8. Rwandan start-up EarthEnable wins €500,000 in Postcode Lottery Green Challenge 2017
  9. Five start-ups compete head to head for investment of half a million euros in cash
  10. 25 start-ups still in the running for the grand prize of €500.000
  11. A record number of 515 green entrepreneurs in the running for 500,000 euros
  12. Green start-ups can sign up for the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge 2017
  13. Charity lotteries listed as a Dutch tradition in the National Intangible Cultural Heritage Inventory (UNESCO)
  14. Novamedia/Postcode Lotteries is once again the third biggest private donor in the world
  15. Dutch start-up PHYSEE wins €500,000 in Postcode Lottery Green Challenge
  16. The Deutsche Postcode Lotterie launches throughout Germany
  17. Novamedia/Postcode Lotteries world’s 3rd largest private charity donor
  18. Change of leadership Novamedia Sverige AB
  19. Five sustainable start-ups compete for €500,000 prize
  20. Annemiek is People’s Postcode Lottery’s First Woman
  21. Swedish Postcode Lottery raises more than 120 million EUR for good causes
  22. Charities to receive €302 million from Postcode Lottery
  23. Chelsea Clinton joins People's Postcode Lottery to celebrate over £10,000,000 for good causes at Charity Gala
  24. Swedish Postcode Lottery’s record donations: SEK 945 million
  25. Postcode Lottery raises record €284 million for charity
  26. More and more Dutch choose which charities to play for
  27. Lottery players' support gains importance for cultural institutions
  28. Winning is a 'dream come true' for Scottish charities