Our supporters: Dutch Postcode Lottery

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The Dutch Postcode Lottery contributes to the work of Free Press Unlimited with a structural financial contribution. Last summer this support has been renewed with another five years. With this contribution, Free Press Unlimited can continue to fulfill its mission to support independent media organizations and journalists worldwide to do their important work: to provide people with reliable information.

We are incredibly happy with the support from the Dutch Postcode Lottery, which shows their commitment to the work of Free Press Unlimited. Press freedom is very much under pressure and the increase of the continuous contribution allows us to support even more journalists throughout the world" says Leon Willems, director Programme & Policy of Free Press Unlimited.

Since April 2011, Free Press Unlimited has been supported by the Dutch Postcode Lottery (Nationale Postcode Loterij). Earlier cooperation was initiated and realised by Free Voice, one of the organisations that constitutes Free Press Unlimited since the merger in 2011. Free Voice received €1.000.000 in 2011 from the Postcode Lottery for its work in 2010 and a total of €9.1 million between 1997 and 2015. In the summer of 2021 the Dutch Postcode Lotery extended the cooperation with another five years, lasting until 2026.

The Postcode Lottery was founded in 1989 to support charity organisations that strive towards building a more just and sustainable world. Thanks to a record turnover of more than 770 million euros, the National Postcode Lottery is distributing almost 347 million euros among its supported charities this year, thanks to the more than three million lottery participants. The largest part of this amount goes to the 150 organisations that receive a structural contribution, such as Free Press Unlimited. In total, the lottery has donated more than 7.1 billion euros since 1989 to hundreds of charities and social initiatives.

Through publicity as well as financial and moral support, the Dutch Postcode Lottery reaffirms the commitment to the work of Free Press Unlimited.


Photo: Paul Enkelaar.

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