The Trust is to benefit from an extra £25,000 from players of People’s Postcode Lottery.
The ‘Impact Award’ will help the Scottish Wildlife Trust identify new ways of increasing the impact of its work for the benefit of wildlife and people.
Since 2007, funding from players of People’s Postcode Lottery has helped the Scottish Wildlife Trust go from strength to strength. During this time, the Trust has been able to maintain our network of 120 wildlife reserves throughout Scotland and develop ground-breaking new projects that take conservation beyond the boundaries of wildlife reserves. Much of this would not have been possible without the support of players.
Chief Executive of the Scottish Wildlife Trust, Jonny Hughes, said: “The Scottish Wildlife Trust was fortunate enough to be one of the first charities supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery. This support has enabled the Trust to protect more of Scotland’s amazing wildlife, from red squirrels and ospreys to basking sharks and wildcats. It has also made it possible for the Trust to develop vital new projects with local communities, as well as helping decision makers to understand the importance of the natural world.
“Recently this has included bringing together a group of leaders from business, government and the environment to deliver a message to the Paris Climate Summit about how protecting the natural world can help in the fight against climate change. The £25,000 Impact Award will give us a chance to work out where the Trust’s efforts are really making the biggest difference.”
Head of Charities at People’s Postcode Lottery, Clara Govier, said: “It is fantastic news that players are able to support these wonderful charities with an extra £25,000 each, with an amazing £1.575 million being awarded overall. We are very proud that our players can continue to support the development of these fantastic causes.”
This additional funding comes at a very exciting time for the charity lottery as they mark 10 years since the first ever draw. The last 10 years have created thousands of lucky winners but also have provided vital funding from numerous charities across Great Britain and internationally. With 27.5% awarded to charities from every £2 ticket, its players have raised more than £95.3 million.