Charity Lottery Support for the Dales tops £400,000!

We are delighted to confirm the ongoing support from players of People’s Postcode Lottery following a recent lottery grant of £24,000, bringing the grand total awarded to YDMT by the charity lottery to an incredible £401,332 over the last five years.

This ongoing support from players enables us to work with partners to help deliver a wide range of projects to safeguard this special part of the world for future generations, from restoring threatened wildlife habitats, to offering life-changing rural apprenticeships for young local people.

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Novamedia, the parent company of People’s Postcode Lottery, has just been announced as the world’s second largest private charity donor, having awarded £441 million to charitable causes across the world in 2013 (second only to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation).

This funding plays a vital role in helping countless charities to continue their valuable work.  Here at YDMT this crucial support is invested in a wide range of projects to support and care for all aspects of life in the Yorkshire Dales.

Kate Pearson, Trusts Manager at People’s Postcode Lottery said: “Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust are a fantastic organisation and over the past five years it has been a pleasure to see them grow. I would like to thank players of People’s Postcode Lottery supporting this great charity.”

As 45p from every £2 ticket goes direct to good causes, players of People’s Postcode Lottery have raised more than £34.3 million in total for good causes across Great Britain since the launch of the charity lottery in 2008.

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David Sharrod, Director of Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust, said: “We are extremely grateful to all players of People’s Postcode Lottery for their ongoing support. Having raised in excess of £400,000 for the Trust – an incredible total! – players have enabled us to support hundreds of worthwhile projects and inspirational community groups across the Yorkshire Dales. These initiatives really make a difference to the region, with projects including education and outreach, habitat conservation and restoration, and apprenticeship schemes for young people to name just a few.”

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