SuperEnalotto Good Causes
The SuperEnalotto lottery operator (Sisal) helps support good causes throughout Italy, awarding much-needed funding to worthy organisations.
Since 2009, the company has been committed to community programmes with the aim of promoting social sustainability. To do this, Sisal works closely with a number of different causes, including projects devoted to supporting education, art and culture, sports, and scientific research. Regular telethons are held in support of various charities, and donations are collected from players.
Here are the sectors that receive regular funding from Sisal:
Sisal uses funds from its games to help support the development of talent and the education of young people throughout Italy. Such organisations include FIABA, devoted to the removal of physical, psychological and cultural barriers throughout the country, ItaliaCamp Foundation, which aims to generate economic impact and social innovation, and Color Your Life, a charity with the goal of promoting blossoming talent in the arts, science and crafts.
In an effort to promote art and culture throughout Italy, Sisal teamed up with Piccolo Teatro di’Milano in 2009. This Milanese theatre company uses the funding it receives to provide a meeting place for young people, students and theatre enthusiasts, while offering a range of opportunities to all those who possess a passion for the arts.
Funding from Sisal has allowed sporting organisations across the country to develop, with football in particular receiving a substantial level of financial backing. Amongst the organisations that benefit from Sisal’s funding are Liberal Nantes, which, alongside A.S. Roma, promotes the value of friendship between refugees and asylum seekers, and We Are Football, a project that aims to confront the issue of gender inequality in the beautiful game.
In addition to helping out charitable organisations, Sisal also provides funding for essential scientific research. Amongst the organisations that benefit are breast cancer research projects AIRC and ‘Pink is Good’ Fondazione Veronesi, as well as #present Telethon, an organisation Sisal has worked alongside for over 14 years and which is devoted to curing rare genetic diseases.
When a new Friday draw was launched for six months in July 2023, the proceeds were donated to the aid effort for the Emilia-Romagna floods. Parts of the region had been wrecked by the effects of torrential rain, so lottery operator Sisal decided to raise funds in support.