The Health Lottery will increase the portion of revenues directed to good causes to 25.5%.
UK.- Society lottery operator, The Health Lottery, has said it will increase its charity contributions from 20.34 per cent to 25.5 per cent of revenue to assist projects affected by the Covid-19 crisis.
Launched in 2011, The Health Lottery oversees 12 regional lotteries in Great Britain with draws held five times a week. Each month, a portion of their revenue is directed to good causes that focus on fighting health inequalities. It has so far given more than £115million to 3,000 charitable projects.
Health Lottery joint group Managing Director, Martin Ellice, said: “The Covid-19 crisis has left many charities and projects in a vulnerable position. That’s the reason we have taken the decision to increase the level of contribution by over 25 per cent, allowing us to support the health inequality projects that are so important to local communities.
“Every single one of the charities and projects funded through The Health Lottery carries out wonderful work and it’s of paramount importance that we keep them alive.
“There has never been a more important time in living memory than now to ensure that we support the phenomenal work carried out by the thousands of charities and projects across the length and breadth of Great Britain – many of whom are in desperate need of funding.”
The operator is owned by Northern & Shell, which has expressed interest in bidding to run the UK’s National Lottery when the tender process begins for the renewal of the current licence.
The longstanding current licence holder Camelot has had its licence extended until July 2023 owing to a delay in the tender process.