In 2017, the Dutch Postcode Lottery has increased their continuous contribution to the work of Free Press Unlimited from €500.000 to €900.000 per year. With this contribution we can develop new innovative media projects.
“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 continueous contribution allows us to support even more journalists throughout the world" says Leon Willems, director of Free Press Unlimited.
Since April 2011, Free Press Unlimited is 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.
Through participating in the Postcode Lottery, you contribute with 50% of your investment to make the work of Free Press Unlimited and 98 other charities possible. The Nationale Postcode Loterij is the largest charity lottery in the Netherlands and supports projects and organizations that strive towards building a more just and sustainable society. Next to financial aid, the lottery is active in publicity work and makes partner organisations and their projects known to society. Over the years, the Postcode Lottery has given more than €5 billion to charity organisations since its inception in 1989.
Through publicity as well as financial and moral support, the Dutch Postcode Lottery reaffirms the commitment to the work of Free Press Unlimited.
Read more about the Postcode Loterij Fonds voor Journalisten.
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