We're Supported by the Dutch Postcode Lottery

The Prince Claus Fund is delighted with the decision of the Supervisory Board of the Dutch Postcode Lottery to renew its collaboration with the Fund as of 1 January 2021 for a period of five years!


Now, with the world suffering from the consequences of the COVID pandemic, the support of the Dutch Postcode Lottery is of even greater importance. The Prince Claus Fund is especially proud of this recognition, which will ensure that during this difficult time the Fund can continue to make a significant contribution to arts and culture internationally by supporting creative individuals who have a positive impact on their societies. 

The support of the Dutch Postcode Lottery is essential for the Prince Claus Fund's work in the field of culture and development. Since 2001, the Lottery has generously contributed €500,000 annually to the Fund. In 2019, the Lottery announced it would support the Fund's project 'Amplifying Creative Voices' for an additional €1.305 million.  The Fund is grateful to have also received additional funding in past years for the Cultural Defiance Fund (supporting artists in conflict situations), the Sahel Opera (an operatic production of music from the Sahel region), and its Cultural Emergency Response programme (the Fund’s ‘ambulance’ for cultural heritage under threat).  

About the Dutch Postcode Lottery

The Dutch Postcode Lottery was established in 1989 to support charitable causes. Today, 3 million people in the Netherlands play every year, vying for hundreds of thousands of prizes each month. At the same time, they are supporting around 100 charitable organisations with a minimum of 40% of the price of their lottery ticket. Since the Postcode Lottery was founded, it has donated more than € 6,2 billion to organisations working for humanity and the environment.

Since 2005 the Postcode Lottery formula has worked internationally and is now active in the United Kingdom, Sweden, Germany, and Norway, where the People’s Postcode Lottery, the Svenska PostkodLotteriet, the Deutsche Postcode Lotterie, and the Norsk Postkodelotteri raise money for charitable causes.

In the Netherlands, the Dutch Postcode Lottery works together with the BankGiro Loterij and the VriendenLoterij under the umbrella of the Goede Doelen Loterijen. Novamedia / Goede Doelen Loterijen is the third-largest private donor to charitable causes in the world.