Diakonia gets SEK 10 million from the Postcode Lottery
On February the 20th the Swedish Postcode Lottery announced that Diakonia will receive SEK 10 million in 2014. The money will be used to support several partner organizations, for advocacy in Sweden and the EU as well as for the further development of Diakonia's humanitarian work.
SEK 10 million in 2014
In 2014 Diakonia will receive SEK 10 million from the Postcode Lottery. The check was handed over to Diakonia on February 20th at a gala evening for the almost 50 CSOs in Sweden that are beneficiaries of the Lottery.
Thanks to the support provided by the Swedish Postcode Lottery, Diakonia and our partner organizations are able to undertake important development projects in several countries.
Important contribution in the long term development work
Partner organizations that will receive funding from Diakonia with the donation from the Swedish Postcode Lottery are:
AFEM in Kongo-Kinshasa
ATTOUS in Burkina Faso
BAFOPE in Kenya
CALDH in Guatemala
CEPREV in Nicaragua
Arc en Ciel in Lebanon
PARTNER in Bangladesh
Foundation of Child Understanding (FOCUS), Upland Holistic Development Project (UHDP), Development Center for Children Community and Network (DCCN) and The Mirror Foundation in Thailand - working in a joint project to support minorities' right to citizenship
Advocacy in Sweden and the EU
Parts of the funding from the Swedish Postcode Lottery will also be used for advocacy work in Sweden and the EU. The advocacy has its starting point in demands from Diakonia's more than 400 partner oragnizations in about 30 countries. Political decisions in Sweden and the Eu often put up barriers that prevent countries to develop and leave the poverty behind.
The Postcode Lottery strengthens Diakonia's humanitarian work
Diakonia will also use some of the money from the Postcode Lottery to strengthen the humanitarian work. Resources will be put into, among other things:
To further develop and clarify Diakonia's role and commitment in a humanitarian disaster
To strengthen the capacities of Diakonia staff members to work with humanitarian aid
To strengthen the capacity of strategic partner organizations that will be involved in future humanitarian work.