31st December 2012
£6 Million announced for charity projects to date
People's Postcode Lottery has
today announced that it's raised over £6 Million for charity and community
projects supported through its grant-giving charity People's Postcode Trust.
The charity has invested
in over 900 projects across Great Britain to date. It offers awards of £500 up to
£10,000 through its small grants programme and up to £100,000 for larger
People's Postcode Trust has
enlisted the support of X-factor finalist Danyl Johnson to mark the milestone. Danyl
said, “I'm really excited to be People's Postcode Trust's charity ambassador.
The Trust supports so many great causes in Great Britain, and it's only
possible thanks to the players of People's Postcode Lottery – I'm really proud
to be part of it.”
Clara Govier, Head of Charities
and Communications at People's Postcode Lottery said, “2012 has been a hard year
for many charities as funding opportunities have been increasingly difficult to
achieve. So we are absolutely delighted
that we are finishing the year with such a wonderful announcement, and look
forward to increasing our support to groups in need across 2013.”
Launched in 2009, People's
Postcode Trust receives 100% of its funding from players of People's Postcode
Lottery. The Trust opens its small
grants programme again on 7th January 2013. Visit www.postcodetrust.org.uk for all the details, including full eligibility
criteria and the application form.
People's Postcode Lottery is Britain's charity lottery. Players play with their postcodes to win cash prizes while raising money for good causes. As a charity lottery, 40p from every £2 ticket goes to support charities and good causes across England, Scotland and Wales, including People's Postcode Trust. Players have raised over £21.9 Million for good causes since launch.