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We are so thankful to everyone who made The Big Summer Lottery such a great success – we raised a huge amount (over £430,000!), and had 50 extremely happy prize winners!
If you weren’t among our winners, we want to let you know why you are still a champion. Click here to see the results.
The ripple effect caused by your decision to be a part of the lottery is profound. Here are some details about what is happening with the proceeds, and how your involvement is changing the lives of children in Malawi and in Guernsey through 4 local charities
What are proceeds from The Big Summer Lottery proceeds used for?
Hope for a Child
We use money raised through The Big Summer Lottery to help families in rural Malawi access three of the basic things they need to thrive: safe water, viable income opportunities and primary education.
This is achieved in 2 ways:
- Firstly, through our local partners we provide training and support to help families achieve sustainable livelihoods, utilising informal microfinance and small business. We construct community managed water wells and improve primary school infrastructure and facilities.
- Secondly, we work to solve challenges facing communities using sustainable business models. Each year we invest some of our resources to help scale up the services provided by the following companies, in which we are significant shareholders:
Hope Water is a social enterprise supplying safe, affordable water to a constantly growing number of households — currently around 4,000 people are benefiting from the service.
SPRODETA Agribusiness aims to enable farming households to earn good incomes by purchasing produce from smallholders in remote areas at fair prices. The produce is stored, processed and sold on, providing a crucial supply of food to the marketplace. This year we have purchased produce from 322 farmers, benefitting around 1,200 people.
We are also currently turning our attention to creating a business solutions to help low income households access high quality education.
As well as investing in families in Malawi, we are using some of the proceeds from The Big Summer Lottery to support children and young people in Guernsey by donating some of the proceeds to the following charities:
Guernsey Arts Commission
We use funding from the lottery to identify creative needs and wants and support young people with ongoing and one-off projects. We want to expand reach to all young people on the island, in conjunction with the Youth Commission.Your ongoing contribution helps to ensure we can continue with this for young people across the Bailiwick.Find out more about Guernsey Arts Commission HERE
We are using the funding to provide courses for our parents, including Earlybird Plus, Teen Life and Sleep Better Programme.Our facilitators are extensively trained and licensed to deliver these highly beneficial programmes, which also provide opportunities for parents to meet and discuss strategies that have worked for them.Find our more about Autism Guernsey HERE
Action for Children
The support will enable our substance use team to run small group and one-to-one work with young people between the ages of 13-18, who are at risk of issues around substance use.This funding will ensure we have the best possible resources in place to support young people. Sessions will be delivered across the island’s schools and further education centres, with those who have been identified as being most at risk. HERE
Trauma Recovery Centre
TRC provides highly specialised trauma recovery support to children, youth, young adults and parents/carers.
We facilitate the creative and purposeful recovery for those who have experienced trauma, offering one-to-one creative trauma recovery psychotherapy alongside parent/carer support groups. TRC Guernsey opened in January 2017 and we are excited to see significant change on the island, as lives are healed and hope is restored for those who have experienced trauma.Find out more about TRC HERE
Isn’t that great? No doubt a child you know has benefitted from one of these organisations.