Capture10Children North East is delighted to confirm that players of People’s Postcode Lottery have awarded an extra £1.575 million to long-term supported charities. Children North East is one of 63 charities that will receive the extra £25,000 award from players of the charity lottery.

This £25,000 ‘Impact Award’ has been awarded to encourage the supported charities to improve the practice of impact assessment. This valuable tool will enable charities to grow, to develop and assess their own impact on society.

Clara Govier, Head of Charities at People’s Postcode Lottery, 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.”

Jeremy Cripps, Chief Executive of Children North East, said: “We are so grateful to the Players of People’s Postcode Lottery for this extra funding through the Impact Award.  With extra pressure on charities to be able to carry out the good work they do, the Players of People’s Postcode Lottery are helping us continue to do just that.

Thanks to the players’ generous support, Children North East will be able to continue to strive towards our mission of all children in the north east growing up healthy and happy.”

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 £82 million.