People’s Postcode Lottery award £525,000 to The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation
People’s Postcode Lottery has announced an award of £525,000 from the players to The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation (PWCF). Money from the players of People’s Postcode Lottery will be used specifically to create more opportunities for young people affected by homelessness, unemployment and deprivation to gain the practical skills and self-confidence to achieve their goals.
Clara Govier, Head of Charities at People’s Postcode Lottery, said, “The work carried out by the PWCF and the charities it supports is truly innovative, and I am delighted that the support from the players will enable The Prince’s Charities to benefit more vulnerable young people across the country.”
Funding from the players of People’s Postcode Lottery will enable the PWCF to increase the number of lives it impacts upon.
Through four projects the PWCF will provide support for young people across the UK, helping them into sustainable employment and a healthier lifestyle, mitigating the impact of poverty and social disadvantage.
• Get Into work programmes for young people under 25
• Mentoring programme for children in the most deprived areas of the UK
• Ready for Work programme for young people who are homeless or at risk of being homeless
• The New Cumnock regeneration project providing inclusive sports facilities for young people in one of the most deprived areas of Scotland
Dame Amelia Fawcett, Chairman of The Prince of Wales's Charitable Foundation said: “The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation is extremely grateful to the players of the People’s Postcode Lottery for their support. This funding will make such a huge difference to the Prince’s Charities projects supporting young people.”
People’s Postcode Lottery, along with sister lotteries in the Netherlands and Sweden, was collectively announced as the third largest charitable private donor in the world, according to British business-focused newspaper City A.M.
In total, over £4.9 Billion has been awarded to good causes across the globe.