The Ellen MacArthur Foundation is thrilled to have been awarded £400,000 by players of People’s Postcode Lottery to support its work to accelerate the transition to a circular economy.
For the past three years players have supported the Foundation’s work to end plastic waste, through the New Plastics Economy Initiative. During 2018 and beyond, the new funding will support the Foundation’s education, research, communications programmes, and projects including new work on cities and a circular economy for food.
Support from players of People’s Postcode Lottery has been instrumental to our work to help redesign global plastics systems - thus keeping plastics in the economy and out of the ocean. I am delighted that continued support through this new award will help the Foundation to expand its programmes across education, research and communications, to create a shift towards a circular economy, one that can work in the long term.
Players of People’s Postcode Lottery first funded the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in 2016 when, along with Plymouth Marine Laboratory, they won £500,000 to fund their dream project - The New Plastics Economy. Since then the relationship has gone from strength to strength and I am delighted that our players are now able to support the Foundation as a long-term supported charity of People’s Postcode Lottery.
The People’s Postcode Lottery began in 2008 and operates across England, Scotland and Wales. To date, players of People’s Postcode Lottery have raised over £263 million for charity, with a number of deserving charities awarded funding every week.
In supporting the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, players of People’s Postcode Lottery join Core Philanthropic Partners SUN and MAVA, together with Global Partners Danone, Google, H&M, Intesa SanPaolo, NIKE, Inc., Philips, Renault, Solvay and Unilever, and a wide network of leading businesses, universities, governments and cities in supporting the transition to a circular economy.