Essential work in Syria and DRC boosted by players of People’s Postcode Lottery

Greg Funnell


Today, Peace Direct is delighted to announce a £250,000 award from the players of People’s Postcode Lottery to support our work building peace in war zones around the world.

The money will help support war torn communities in Syria and the DR Congo and enable further funding for projects in Sudan and northern Nigeria, forgotten conflicts which receive little international attention or support.  

Thanks to the players of People’s Postcode Lottery, we will be able to rescue more child soldiers, support young people in war zones to gain jobs so they do not have to fight, and provide access to justice in places where free and fair law is usually out of reach.

We will bring people together to create safer, more peaceful, and happier communities in the world’s most dangerous places. And we’ll continue to build sustainable peace in places that have only known conflict.

Dylan Mathews, Chief Executive of Peace Direct, said: “Peace Direct is truly grateful to the players of People’s Postcode Lottery for supporting our valuable work with the most vulnerable people around the world. We are working towards a more peaceful world by empowering local people to end conflict within their communities and countries, and to inform international peacebuilding processes. This money will make a real difference to those living in war zones, creating change from the ground up.”




Notes to editors

  1. For further info, please contact Claudia Elliot at Peace Direct on 07792114449 or
  2. Peace Direct is a charity dedicated to stopping wars, one person at a time. We work with local people to stop violence and build lasting peace in some of the most fragile places in the world.


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