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People's Postcode Lottery

With £9 million raised and hundreds of thousands of new trees planted, players of People’s Postcode Lottery are making a huge difference to woodland and wildlife here in Britain.

Players started supporting the Woodland Trust in 2010 and have raised a remarkable amount to increase woodland cover and help the natural environment.

Clara Govier, head of charities at People's Postcode Lottery said:

"Players of People’s Postcode Lottery have awarded £9 million to the Woodland Trust to support their fantastic conservation work. The team at the Woodland Trust works hard to ensure that Britain’s natural environment can be enjoyed by everyone and will continue to be appreciated by future generations. Here at People’s Postcode Lottery we are delighted that player support has a vital role in these conservation efforts."


Key achievements

  • 2,500 acres of ancient Caledonian pine forest secured for restoration at Loch Arkaig, near Fort William.
  • Supporting osprey conservation via the Loch Arkaig Opsrey Cam.
  • Over 200,000 native trees (including a Postcode Grove) planted at Lang Craigs Wood, near Dumbarton in Scotland.
  • Championed urban trees in Leeds, Wrexham and Glasgow through our Street Trees project.
  • Supported the first ever search for Scottish Tree of the Year in 2014, and ongoing support of the Tree of the Year initiative in England, Wales & Scotland every year since 2015.
  • Hundreds of thousands of native trees planted by communities across Britain through players’ support for Free Tree Packs.
  • Inspiring thousands of people across Britain to discover woods in their area through the Visit Woods project and website.

Staff at People’s Postcode Lottery have also actively supported our work through practical volunteering - including creating a Postcode Grove at Lang Craigs; planting 1,000 trees in one day; numerous conservation work-days and helping out with school planting and activity days.

Find out more about People's Postcode Lottery and how the lottery supports our work