Diakonia - People change the world
AFEM, working for women's rights in DRC, is one of the organizations that Diakonia is supporting with funds from the Swedish Postcode Lottery. Photo: Joakim Roos

Support from the Swedish Postcode Lottery

Diakonia co-operates with the Swedish Postcode Lottery. In 2015, Diakonia recieves 15 million SEK to allocate to a number of partner organizations as well as for advocacy work in Sweden and the EU, for development of Diakonia's humanitarian work and the private sector cooperation.

5/27/2015 Publisher: Krister Adolfsson

15 million SEK in 2015

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. In 2015 Diakonia receives SEK 15 million from the Postcode Lottery and in 2014 Diakonia recieved SEK 10 million.

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.