Funding for community groups up for grabs

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Grants of up to £20,000 are available for a range of projects from the People's Postcode Lottery

25th July 2019 by Gareth Jones 0 Comments

Local charities and community groups are being encouraged to apply for funding of up to £20,000 from a pot worth over £3 million that has been raised by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

A wide range of community organisations, from registered charities, to community groups and social enterprises, can apply for grants of between £500 and £20,000. Applications are open from Wednesday 31 July for two weeks, until 14 August.

The funding is available through three different trusts, all of which are funded by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

Each trust supports projects focused on specific themes:

•             People’s Postcode Trust wants applications from projects aimed at promoting human rights, combatting discrimination and the prevention of poverty.

•             Postcode Community Trust supports initiatives working to improve the health and wellbeing of communities, including arts and physical recreation projects, as well as those with a focus on reducing isolation.

•             Postcode Local Trust provides funding to groups that are dedicated to improving outdoor space, in addition to increasing access to it. Groups working on flood prevention measures and looking to implement renewable energy strategies are also eligible to apply.

More than 300 groups were awarded grants earlier this year, with sports groups for military veterans, counselling support services for young carers and sensory gardens for people with dementia among the groups that benefitted.

Laura Chow, head of charities at People’s Postcode Lottery, said: “It’s not just players who win with People’s Postcode Lottery - over £3 million in grants will have a tremendous impact on the fantastic work that grass-roots groups are doing in communities across Britain.

“Between the three trusts, there’s scope for a huge array of projects to benefit and I would urge all groups to look at the funding guides and apply.”

A minimum of 32% from every People’s Postcode Lottery ticket goes directly to good causes. To date, players of People’s Postcode Lottery have raised over £450 million for more than 6,500 good causes across Great Britain and internationally.