UK Health Lottery increases proceeds to good causes. The UK Health Lottery has increased the amount of its proceeds that go to good causes by 5%.
The move will result in the proportion of its proceeds that go to good causes rising from 20.3% to 25.5%, because of the effects of the Covid-19 outbreak on charities and community organisations.
The Health Lottery consists of 12 national and country lotteries that run across Britain under the same name. The money raised for good causes is distributed in rotation to one of the regions every month to address health inequalities.
The scheme, which has raised more than £115 m for good causes since it was launched in 2011, originally created uproar in the charity sector as a lower proportion of its proceeds went to good causes than the National Lottery, which passed on about 28 percent of each ticket sold.
Martin Ellice, managing director of The Health Lottery, said the outbreak had 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,” Martin Ellice said.
“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,” he added.
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