We are thrilled to announce that last week, the Board of Directors of the Dutch Postcode Lottery decided to continue its cooperation with Rewilding Europe. Based on a formal evaluation completed this year, the Board made this positive decision which means that Rewilding Europe will continue to receive financial support for the period 2017–2021. Since 2011, Rewilding Europe received 2 million Euro from the Dutch Postcode Lottery. This support has shown to be instrumental for our initiative.
— Margriet Schreuders, Head of Charity, Dutch Postcode Lottery says: ‘Rewilding Europe serves as an example for a new conservation vision for Europe, where people can enjoy spectacular wild natural areas, providing benefits to both nature and people. We are proud to support this important work and look forward to continue our cooperation’’.
–Frans Schepers, Managing Director of Rewilding Europe: ‘’We are extremely grateful for the continued support from the Dutch Postcode Lottery. This gives all our team members across Europe a lot of confidence to move forward with our pioneering rewilding work both in the rewilding areas and at the general level.’’.
The Dutch Postcode Lottery has been supporting Rewilding Europe since its start in 2012, now just over 5 years ago. Cooperation with other key partners and a growing number of additional financial supporters made it possible to develop our portfolio of rewilding areas, and set up key initiatives at a European level in support of rewilding activities both in our own rewilding areas and outside through the growing European Rewilding Network.
Each year, millions of euros in charitable donations are made possible by the 2.7 million people who play the Postcode Lottery. Half the price of every ticket goes to charity. Increased revenues this year have enabled the lottery to give away a total of € 328 million to non-governmental organizations.
The Dutch Postcode Lottery has been raising funds since 1989 to support organizations working towards a fairer and greener world. Fifty percent of the lottery’s annual turnover goes to charity. The lottery has steadily grown to become the biggest charity lottery in the Netherlands and supports 95 non-governmental organizations. Since it’s founding, the lottery has dispensed over 4.7 billion euros to its beneficiaries.