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mac awarded additional £25,000 from the players of People’s Postcode Lottery

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

This £25,000 ‘Impact Award’ has been awarded to encourage PPL’s 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.”

mac is planning to use the additional funding to measure the social benefits for individuals and local communities. The data will then be used to inform mac’s activities in the future, helping to ensure its programme of activities continues to reflect its many visitors.   

Sarah Gee, Funding Consultant, mac birmingham said: ‘This generous award from the players of People’s Postcode Lottery will enable mac to measure effectively the impact of its activities across a huge programme.  Anecdotally, we know our thousands of visitors and customers appreciate the work we do and the activities we programme, however with this award we can explore and commission work that will quantify in more detail the social, community and economic benefits of our cultural and creative offering across Birmingham and beyond.’

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.

For press enquiries please contact Marcia Springer, Senior Marketing and Communications Officer at mac birmingham on 0121 446 3237.

Image: Nick Hynan - Band members from Switch, mac makes music project. 

‘This generous award from the players of People’s Postcode Lottery will enable mac to measure effectively the impact of its activities across a huge programme.  Anecdotally, we know our thousands of visitors and customers appreciate the work we do and the activities we programme, however with this award we can explore and commission work that will quantify in more detail the social, community and economic benefits of our cultural and creative offering across Birmingham and beyond.’

Sarah Gee, Funding Consultant, mac birmingham