Dutch Postcode Lottery to support Rewilding Europe for another five years

November 18, 2021

Funding from the Dutch Postcode Lottery has been instrumental to the growth of Rewilding Europe over the last 10 years. The lottery’s ongoing support will help us to deliver even more positive impact.

The ongoing support of the Dutch Postcode Lottery has been instrumental to the growth and impact of Rewilding Europe’s rewilding efforts.
Bogdan Boev / Rewilding Europe


Critical, long-term support

Rewilding Europe’s central team celebrating a special donation by the Dutch Postcode Lottery in 2020.

Today there has never been a greater need to scale up rewilding. As the efforts of Rewilding Europe and other rewilding initiatives are showing, allowing nature to recover breathes new life into landscapes and generates a whole range of positive impacts. These include everything from the creation of jobs and livelihoods to the establishment of thriving wildlife populations and healthier, more functional ecosystems.

We are therefore thrilled to announce that the Dutch Postcode Lottery will continue to support Rewilding Europe for the next five years. Unrestricted funding from the lottery, which has supported Rewilding Europe since 2011, has been instrumental to the growth and impact of our initiative, and pays testament to the success of our rewilding efforts.

“We are very grateful to the lottery for their continued confidence in our rewilding endeavours,” says Rewilding Europe Managing Director Frans Schepers. “Going forwards, lottery funding will enable us to keep scaling up rewilding, protect and restore more nature, and deliver a wilder Europe that is more liveable for all. Rewilding is a long-term commitment and we are so happy to have the lottery as a long-term partner.”


A fairer and greener world

Every year millions of euros in charitable donations are made possible by the 3 million people who participate in the Dutch Postcode Lottery (a minimum of 40% of every ticket goes to charity). The Postcode Lottery, which has been raising funds since 1989 to support organisations working towards a fairer and greener world, is now the biggest charity lottery in the Netherlands, disbursing over 7.1 billion euros to beneficiaries since it was founded.

In the Netherlands, the Dutch Postcode Lottery works together with the Vriendenloterij under the umbrella of the Goede Doelen Loterijen. Postcode lotteries have now also been set up in Sweden, Great Britain, Germany and Norway. Novamedia / Goede Doelen Loterijen is the third-largest private donor to charitable causes in the world, and Rewilding Europe is extremely grateful to all lottery participants for enabling rewilding through their ticket purchases.


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