We're Supported by The National Postcode Lottery

The  National Postcode Lottery will support the Prince Claus Fund for a period of five more years as of January 2021!


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The support of the National Postcode Lottery for the past 21 years has been essential for our work in the field of culture and development and we are excited to have it continuing today. 

For us, it is a statement of trust and assurance that the Prince Claus Fund can continue making a significant contribution in supporting cultural expression under pressure by supporting creative individuals, artists and human rights defenders who have a positive impact on their communities around the world.

In 2019, the National Postcode Lottery announced it would support the Fund's project Amplifying Creative Voices for an additional €1,305 million. We have also received additional funding in past years for the Cultural Defiance Fund (supporting artists in conflict situations), the Sahel Opera (an opera production of music from the Sahel region), and our Cultural Emergency Response programme. 

With the support from the Lottery, the Cultural Emergency Response programme has now grown into a major player in the field of Heritage Protection and in 2022 is becoming an independent entity.


About the National Postcode Lottery - together we make a difference

The National Postcode Lottery was founded in 1989 to support charities that work towards a just, healthy and green world. The lottery raises funds for its charities and publicizes their work.

For the Postcode Lottery, your postal code is your lottery number, so you win together with all your neighbors who share that code.  Three million people take part in the lottery.  Each month, participants have a chance to win hundreds of thousands of prizes and support 148 charitable organizations with at least 40 percent of the lottery prize. Since the establishment of the Postcode Lottery, more than 7.3 billion euros have been donated to people and nature. The Prince Claus Fund and many other organizations receive support every year.

The Postcode Lottery and the VriendenLoterij (Friends Lottery) form the National Charity Lotteries Holding.

These lotteries are considered a Dutch tradition and are included in UNESCO's Inventory of Intangible Heritage list. The Postcode Lottery format is also active in Great Britain, Sweden, Germany and Norway. The Charity Lotteries together with the lotteries in these countries are the third largest private lender to charities in the world.