Friends of the Earth Scotland is delighted to confirm that players of People’s Postcode Lottery have awarded it an extra £25,000, as part of a £2 million bonus to their long-term supported charities. Friends of the Earth Scotland is one of 40 charities that will receive an additional award from players of the charity lottery.

The support from players has made a huge difference to hundreds of communities with funding awarded to numerous grass-roots groups and local projects as well as national and international charities.

Friends of the Earth Scotland will use the £25,000 award to bring power to the people. The environmental charity are working with partners to promote small-scale community renewable projects across the country.

Dr. Richard Dixon, Director of Friends of the Earth Scotland, said “We’re thrilled to receive this award from players of People’s Postcode Lottery. It will be a huge boost as we work to help communities throughout Scotland unlock the benefits of community energy”.

Just last month it was announced that players have awarded over £40 million to charities and good causes and in January, People’s Postcode Lottery and their sister lotteries in the Netherlands and Sweden were collectively announced as the second largest charitable private donor in the world. ,In total over £4.9 billion has been awarded to good causes across the globe.

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Notes to Editors

1. About People’s Postcode Lottery

People’s Postcode Lottery is a charity lottery. Players play with their postcodes to win cash prizes while raising money for charities and good causes local to them.
People’s Postcode Lottery is an External Lottery Manager and manages multiple society lotteries promoted by different causes supporting a range of good causes. For details on which society lottery is running each week, visit www.postcodelottery.co.uk/society
Postcode Lottery Limited is regulated by the Gambling Commission under certificate nr 829-N-102511-007 and 829-R-102513-007, dated 06 November 2012. Registered office: Titchfield House, 69/85 Tabernacle Street, London, EC2A 4RR
People’s Postcode Lottery players support the following Trusts – Postcode Green Trust, Postcode Care Trust, Postcode Culture Trust, Postcode Animal Trust, Postcode Heroes Trust, Postcode Global Trust and People’s Postcode Trust. These Trusts are funded entirely by players and support a variety of good causes. For further information on each charity, visit: www.postcodelottery.co.uk/charities
50p from every £2 ticket goes to good causes and players have raised over £43.3 Million for good causes across the country
There are five draws a month with prizes every day and each ticket costs £2 – paid monthly in advance by direct debit. For further prize information, visit: www.postcodelottery.co.uk/prizes
Maximum amount a single ticket can win is 10% of the draw revenue to a maximum of £400,000
Players can sign up by Direct Debit or credit card online at www.postcodelottery.co.uk, or by calling 0808 10-9-8-7-6-5.

2. Friends of the Earth Scotland is:
* Scotland's leading environmental campaigning organisation
* An independent Scottish charity with a network of thousands of supporters and active local groups across Scotland
* Part of the largest grassroots environmental network in the world, uniting over 2 million supporters, 77 national member groups, and some 5,000 local activist groups.
www.foe-scotland.org.uk