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Support from the Swedish Postcode Lottery

Diakonia co-operates with the Swedish Postcode Lottery. In 2018, Diakonia recieved 21 million SEK to allocate to a number of partner organizations as well as for advocacy and communication in Sweden and the EU, for development of Diakonia’s humanitarian work and the private sector cooperation.

21 million SEK in 2018

Thanks to the support provided by the Swedish Postcode Lottery Diakonia and our partner organizations are able to undertake important development projects in several different countries.

Swedish Postcode Lottery: The Postcode Lottery’s vision is to contribute to a better world for people, animals and the environment.

The Lottery is part of the Dutch Nova Media Group. It annually distributes the entire profit to organizations such as Diakonia.

Along with its sister lotteries in the Netherlands and the UK, the Swedish Postcode Lottery is the world’s second largest private donor to charitable organizations. The list is topped by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Financed by lottery ticket buyers

Twenty-five per cent of the Swedish households have joined the lottery, and almost 2 million tickets are sold every month. Lottery ticket buyers in Sweden allow the dividends to be sent to Diakonia and the other organizations.

The Swedish Postcode Lottery has its own television broadcast on a major Swedish television channel (TV4) every Friday and Saturday. The show has an average of one million viewers.

“We are proud to contribute to the important work that Diakonia does. Through the beneficiaries of our work, we are taking a step closer to our vision of a better world for people, animals and the environment,” says Stina Götbrink, Head of Corporate Responsibility and Charity Department at the Swedish Postcode Lottery.

Diakonia co-operates with the Swedish Postcode Lottery. In 2018, Diakonia recieved 21 million SEK to allocate to a number of partner organizations as well as for advocacy and communication in Sweden and the EU, for development of Diakonia's humanitarian work and the private sector cooperation.

Swedish Postcode Foundation

The Swedish Postcode Lottery’s belief is that the world is getting better with the help of strong nonprofit organizations. The Postcode Foundation’s goal is to carry out that vision.

The Postcode Foundation was established in 2003 by Novamedia Sweden AB, which operates and owns the Swedish Postcode Lottery concept. As a beneficiary to the Swedish Postcode Lottery, the Postcode Foundation annually receives part of the lottery’s surplus. This year, The Postcode Foundation was awarded 200 million Swedish crowns (SEK).

Unlike other beneficiaries, The Postcode Foundation is not the final recipient of the funds, but rather has the task of delegating financial support to various types of projects related to; people’s living conditions, nature and environment, culture, and sports. Since 2007, The Postcode Foundation has invested more than one billion SEK to over 300 projects.

We support non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Sweden and internationally, that actively contribute to creating positive changes through concrete efforts. We dare to support those who think of innovative solutions and are pioneers in their work.

The Swedish Postcode Lottery’s belief is that the world is getting better with the help of strong nonprofit organizations. The Postcode Foundation’s goal is