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The Dutch Postcode Lottery awards €1.5m to Triggerise in new grant

We are delighted to share that the Dutch Postcode Lottery (Nationale Postcode Loterij) has awarded a €1.5m grant to Triggerise for us to continue and expand our work in positively impacting the lives of youths in the eight countries we operate in. This is a three-year grant, and it will enable us to invest time and resources into addressing and executing several key strategic priorities.

Partnering for impact

As a nonprofit, Triggerise can only make an impact when others believe in us. As a team, we are grateful for the investment that the Dutch Postcode Lottery has made to enable us to keep making the unique intervention that we offer and in recognising the dynamic nature of our work. Firstly, we will be able to do more for the health and wellness of the communities we serve. Secondly, resources will be allotted to a training programme called the Tiko Academy; this programme will train up local organisations and provide them with tailored information to help them impact their communities more strategically. Finally, as a team who uses behavioural economics principles (nudges, incentives, reminders, and more) to make impact, we’ll be using this grant to scale up our activities in this area. In this way, we’ll be able to leverage even more behavioural sciences principles across our programmes that motivate positive behaviour change.

This is our first opportunity to work with the Dutch Postcode Lottery, which is itself a one-of-a-kind organisation that has contributed over six billion euros to global charities since 1990. “We are very happy to be able to support Triggerise’s innovative tech-based approaches to help young people to make positive life decisions and foster long-lasting healthy behaviours,” says Dorine Manson, Managing Director of the Dutch Postcode Lottery.

As neighbourhoods are demarcated by postcode, local communities purchase lottery tickets and win together. Through this grant, these participating Dutch families and friends will have a direct impact on the health and wellbeing of families and friends around the world that Triggerise reaches. Responding to the news, Triggerise co-founder and CEO Benoit Renard says, “We are grateful to the Dutch Postcode Lottery for its support for this vital and life-changing work. Thanks to this funding, Triggerise and our partners will be able to scale services to thousands of youth in some of the world’s poorest and most marginalised communities.”

Where to from here?

We have existing projects in multiple countries across the globe and strategies to establish more in new territories. Our current programmes all use our signature ecosystems of healthcare providers, shopkeepers, and community mobilisers to encourage youth to make positive choices in the areas of sexual and reproductive health, skills-building for employment, and mental health. Bolstered by this grant from the Dutch Postcode Lottery, we are confident that we will be able to strengthen our offering, scale our unique model, and connect more underserved communities with the health and wellbeing resources that they need.

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