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GFF Announces Extension of Dutch Postcode Lottery Partnership

This additional grant will help deepen work in the Fund’s focus countries.

The Girls First Fund (GFF) is proud to announce the extension of its partnership with the Nationale Postcode Loterij (Dutch Postcode Lottery). In continuation of the Lottery’s current support, the program will provide an additional €1 million grant for use over the next three years. This additional grant will help deepen work in the Fund’s focus countries (the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Dominican Republic, India, Nepal, Niger, and Uganda) and continue supporting progress towards ending child marriage.

“We are pleased to be able support the Girls First Fund with this additional grant – thanks to all the people playing in the Postcode Lottery,” said Jonne Arnoldussen, Head of Charities Dutch Postcode Lottery. “This program continues to feed into the Lottery’s strategy to support local efforts to promote gender equality.”

Since its launch in 2018, the Girls First Fund has granted $7 million (USD) to 150 grassroots organizations and committed over $47 million in future funding. GFF works with primarily women-led organizations (86% of all grantees) that utilize a wide range of strategies to end child marriage in their respective communities, including advocacy; economic empowerment; girls’ leadership; sexual and reproductive health and rights; social behavior and communication change; youth education; and more.

“I am thrilled at the opportunity to continue working with the DPL and am grateful for its generous support,” said Fanta Toure-Puri, Girls First Fund Director. “These additional funds will help girls around the world have a better chance at the futures and autonomy they deserve so they can decide if, when, and whom to marry.”

About the Dutch Postcode Lottery

Since 1989, the Dutch Postcode Lottery has been raising funds to support organizations working for a fairer, greener world. At least forty percent of its revenue goes to charity. The lottery has grown to become the Netherlands’ biggest charity lottery and supports over a hundred nongovernmental organizations. Since its founding, the lottery has dispensed over 6.5 billion euros to its beneficiaries.

About the Girls First Fund

The Girls First Fund is a donor collaborative supported by the world’s leading philanthropic organizations that have come together to champion community-led efforts so that all girls can live free from child marriage and create their own future. The Fund focuses on girls, families, and communities because they are in the best position to create lasting, local change and address the causes of child marriage at their roots. The Fund is a program of Capital for Good and supported with services from Geneva Global.